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    Default Hi all, just a simple Q before i embarrass myself

    Can i post a report/article for proofreading in the forum here? and if yes, does anyone really help out?

    thank you all.

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    Default Re: Hi all, just a simple Q before i embarrass myself

    You can post it in the Editing & Writing section, not in this section. However, do not have high hopes about anybody editing it. People help on this forum in their free time and free of charge and since editing and proofreading is usually hard time-consuming work, few posts are answered. If you want, on the Internet, there are a lot of options to have your writings proofread by professionals (not for free of course).
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Hi all, just a simple Q before i embarrass myself

    Quote Originally Posted by InFlamez View Post
    Can I post a report/article for proofreading in the forum [here]? and If yes, does anyone really help out?

    Thank you all.
    Here is some friendly advice: before posting a piece for proofreading, look at it closely yourself first. If you look at the amendments I have made to your post above (in red) you will see some very basic errors. If you post a piece which is full of the same kind of errors, people will be unlikely to help because it will be a lot of work.

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    Default Re: Hi all, just a simple Q before i embarrass myself

    In addition, if it's for homework or a graded assignment, then no.

    However if it's for "real life" or your own practice in writing in English, then yes.

    The shorter it is and the less work it needs, the more likely it is to be reviewed.

    Although that might be less important that whether the topic is of interest to the reviewer. I'd be more likely to spend time editing a longer article on sustainability than yet another one-paragraph essay on the horrors of divorce and its effect on children.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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