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Why does Proofreading Matter?

August 2, 2010

Continued from “Does Proofreading Matter?”

Our discussion on UKHRD continued for some time, and encouraged a few stories.

Tim Royds who helps businesses with their selling skills, told us about marking assignments for the Diploma in Professional Sales. He reports being appalled at the standard of English, and confesses that he sometimes switched off because it was so hard to read. “Not good for students wanting to earn marks, and not good for employees aiming to impress senior management with their business reports.”

Tim also comments: “We had one student (these are all senior mature people studying in their ‘spare’ time) who was given a promotion BECAUSE of the quality of his reports.”

Proofreading matters because with the same level of skill and knowledge, you are more likely to pass exams, get promoted and get noticed for the right reasons.

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