So, I know you’ve been reading about ChatGPT, and how AI is going to pretty much do everything for you. I’m sorry if this bursts your bubble, but it’s not there yet!
I will admit to being a little concerned about my place in the publishing industry after reading about the abilities of ChatGPT. So, I decided to head on over to try it out.
Wow! It can write blog posts, it can answer all sorts of questions, it can write short stories—I was starting to worry what else it could do!
But upon doing a little research, I found that it is not infallible. The website admits that. I still have more research to do, but so far, your business still needs me, and others like me.
Your business still needs human editors and proofreaders. Despite the advancements in AI technology, it still cannot match the level of nuance and understanding that a human can bring to the editing and proofreading process.
One of the main reasons for this is that language is constantly evolving, and AI is not yet advanced enough to keep up with these changes. A human editor, on the other hand, is able to understand the context and the intended meaning behind a piece of writing, which is crucial in ensuring that the final product is clear and effective.
Another reason why businesses still need human editors and proofreaders is that AI is not yet able to fully replicate the creative process. While AI can help with some of the more mundane tasks, it is not yet able to provide the same level of insight and inspiration that a human can when it comes to writing and editing.
I found that ChatGPT still needed me to ask the right question, worded in the right way, to get reasonable answers. It reminded me of Google.
Meaning and purpose
In addition, AI proofreading tools may not be able to identify all the errors in a text. AI proofreading tools are not able to understand the meaning of the text or its purpose, so they may overlook errors that a human would catch. And to my knowledge, there is no AI that can check for possible layout issues with proofed documents.
Targeting specific audiences
Moreover, businesses need human editors and proofreaders to ensure that their content is suitable for the intended audience. AI may not be able to understand the cultural or social nuances of a text that are important to a specific audience.
Feedback & guidance
Lastly, human editors and proofreaders are able to provide feedback and guidance to help improve the writing skills of the authors. AI proofreading tools can only point out errors, but they cannot provide the same level of personalised feedback and guidance that a human editor can.
Overall, while AI technology has come a long way, it still cannot replace the level of understanding and creativity that a human can bring to the editing and proofreading process. Businesses still need human editors and proofreaders to ensure that their content is clear, effective, and tailored to their target audience.
I know, I know, I said that AI is not advanced enough YET in many areas! That is because who knows where technology will take us in the future, and who knows if or when AI will advance to the level where us mere humans are no longer needed to edit or proofread your documents?
But, for now, you need me!
Want to work with a human?