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Proofreading Services

Typed Word provides proofreading services for all our work which checks grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, abbreviations, font, terminology, numbering and readability.

It is difficult to proofread your own words and spell check often doesn’t pick up grammatical errors.  Typed Word’s proofreading and editing services will help you present a professionally formatted and accurate publication every time.  We can assist with theses, reports, book manuscripts, screen-plays, websites, CVs and have previous experience working with government and non-government organisations, professionals, individuals, authors, writers, academics and students.

Proofreading does not include re-writing, reviewing or re-wording.

Your document is proofread using the ‘track changes’ function of Microsoft Word.  Track changes allows you to easily see changes made, move between changes and accept any or all of the changes in the document.

Proofreading ensures that your document:

  • has correct spelling
  • has correct punctuation
  • is consistent throughout including spelling, capitalisation, abbreviations, font, terminology and numbering
  • adheres to your nominated style guidelines and formatting, and
  • contains accurate index, referencing, bibliography and contents page.

Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Proofread, Proof Read or Proof-read


“Many people have asked Future Perfect about the spelling of ‘proofreader’ and ‘proofreading’.

To explain this, let’s first think about the technical names for writing words like this:

  1. proof reading [spelling as two words]
  2. proof-reading [hyphenated compound noun]
  3. proofreading [closed spelling as one word]


  1. proof reader [open spelling as two words]
  2. proof-reader [hyphenated compound noun]
  3. proofreader [closed spelling as one word]

If you search Google, you will find about 3.5m search results as a closed spelling (3), with only 1.5m as open (1) or hyphenated (2). Of course, this only reports what people are using and not what is right and wrong to write. However, the two are linked!

Future Perfect is not behind the times, when it comes to realising that we are using a living and changing language. Words are made up and evolve all the time.

Interestingly, though, this word has followed the standard etymological pattern of change which many words go through, over time, ie it begins as an open spelling as two words (1), moves through being a hyphenated compound noun (2) and ends up as a closed spelling as one word (3).

So, it would be most up to date to use this as (3): ‘proofreader’ and ‘proofreading’

At any point in time, you can see words which are going through this transition. So, you have to decide which you like and which has the greatest sure-founded backing, along with ensuring consistency with other words in your material. With modern communications methods, this transition is taking place far more rapidly than it ever has previously.”