Firstly, you may be wondering how I claim this to be a March blog post. Well, according to the Julian calendar it is still March and that is good enough for me…
In my February blog I covered proofreading and why it is important. I mentioned an article that 9 out of 10 CVs have an error. Another way of looking at this is that there is 90% chance of your CV containing an error.
There is a 54% chance of losing your job due to a typo and so one could take the same view about CVs. If there is a 54% chance a typo would lose you a job, then it stands to reason there’s a 54% chance of a typo on a CV denying you a job.
So, basically there is a 49% chance of not getting a job offer, simply due to a typo!
And it isn’t just CVs: what about dissertations, theses, essays?
Anything up to 5% of marks can be assigned directly to spelling, punctuation and grammar. That may not seem a lot, but it can take only one mark to turn a fail into a pass and vice versa.
Errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar will also make your document make a little less sense, be harder to mark and could lead to lost marks in other areas.
How can I help?
I offer special student rates for proofreading CVs, essays, PhD theses, dissertations. Let me provide a fresh look with a fresh pair of eyes to your assignments before they’re submitted. I can help ensure your CV is one of the 10% error free!
Kindly proofread by Annie Deakins at Proofnow.