Proofreading your own work and sending it to a proofreader seems really dumb…right? After all, why paint your house and then hire a painter (metaphorically speaking)?
The truth is that your proofreading role and your proofreading expert’s role differ wildly. There are commonalities, such as how you are both checking for English rule breaking, but there are things only you can do.
When you write your piece, it is only you that knows what it is supposed to mean. Even when an essay is written terribly, the writer still knows what he or she meant to get across. When you proofread your own work, you are checking to see if the message on display is the one you meant to get across. It is all part of the essay editing process.
If you are smart, then you plan every essay before you write it. If you are smarter then you will refer back to your plan when you proofread your work. You should check every point in your plan and see if you got the point across in your work. Did you over state a certain point? Have you left a lack of evidence with other points?
Your paid proofreader does not know what point you were actually trying to make, so you need to make sure you are getting that point across before your paid proofreader receives it. Your paid proofreader and essay editing service will then pick up the errors that are endemic of writing your own essay.
For example, sentence structure (syntax) exists so that people may understand the point you are getting across. People make syntax errors and cannot see them because they “already” know what the point of the sentence is. There is no chance of confusion for you when you read the poorly structured sentence because you already know what it means, but your reader is not so lucky, and that is a key area where a proofreader may help you.