Tag Archives: proofing


Proofing Your Process: How to Be a Better Proofreader   February 16, 2016

As a copywriter at BatesMeron—and, well, anywhere—there are some essential components that come along with the job. 1. You concept. 2. You brainstorm. 3. You write. 4. You proofread. While the first three steps are obviously the more creative and glamorous part of the writing biz, I would argue that proofreading is the most important. Whatever you’re writing—whether it be Continue Reading

Melissa Muñoz  

A Case for Proofreading   July 10, 2015

Most projects at BMSD follow a fairly standard process; depending on the job, our team will somewhere along the way kick-off, brainstorm, concept, draft, download, design, write, edit and proof. Let’s take a second to appreciate that last, most unsexy of project responsibilities – proofreading. No matter how big or small a job—be it a business card, brochure, children’s book, Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

Rachel’s Writing Corner: 4 Quick Editing Tips   March 11, 2014

It began slowly enough. It started with red pen on my forearms, right ring finger and clothing. Then, I noticed my morning RedEye crossword puzzles were starting to be done exclusively in red pen. And recently at a baby shower, a request for spare pens turned up six in one purse grab—four of which were red. It was then I Continue Reading

Melanie Davis  

7 Ways to Fake Being a Good Writer   August 6, 2013

Writing skill is one of those things you’re born with or you’re not. Some people can recognize synonym to synonym and make garbage day sound elegant; others compose love notes that read more like the list of horrifying side effects at the end of prescription drug commercials. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your writing ability from “pretty bad” Continue Reading