How to Proofread ChatGPT Text

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ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. The AI provides all kinds of content for things like websites, marketing, articles, titles, tweets, and more. However, AI can make mistakes. (For proof of this, notice how ChatGPT asks for correction, such as thumbs up or down, to catch errors.)

Due to the fallibility of AI, you should always proofread ChatGPT content. Do not simply copy and paste the text. Instead, ask a human editor for help.

You might be asking, “How should I proofread ChatGPT?” or “Do I need to edit ChatGPT text?” What follows is an overview and advice for working with ChatGPT text. We hope you find this helpful as you proofread and edit AI content.

What is ChatGPT?

Maybe the best way to define an AI tool is to ask itself. After all, AI has an identity of sorts. In the words of ChatGPT itself:

“As a large language model trained by OpenAl, my primary function is to assist with generating human-like text based on the input I receive. I am a text-based Al assistant, and I do not have a physical form or presence. I am designed to be a versatile tool that can be used to help with a wide range of tasks, from answering questions to generating text for various applications. I am constantly learning and improving, and my knowledge and abilities are constantly evolving.”

In other words, AI such as ChatGPT can be amazing, but it is not infallible. Just as computers can help humans, so humans must also help computers. AI should not be “left on its own.” ChatGPT can thus be a powerful tool when thoughtfully used by a human being.

Should ChatGPT be proofread?

Yes. Absolutely.

Without a doubt, you should proofread AI texts generated by a language model, since there may be errors or inconsistencies. In fact, ChatGPT itself recommends reviewing content, not merely blindly trusting. ChatGPT cannot replace a human mind.

We asked our executive editor about his thoughts about ChatGPT, and this is what he shared:

ChatGPT offers incredible insight and outstanding solutions, but none of this comes without limitation. In extensive testing, a primary observation is that ChatGPT uses more words than necessary. In my editing of ChatGPT thus far, I have reduced wording by a significant percentage. An additional finding is that ChatGPT lacks human personality. Effective editing recognizes patterns and repetition, and at times, ChatGPT uses the same phrases more than necessary. Of course, AI texts can feel more “robotic” than usual. A human editor can find and adjust these shortcomings. 

In other words, while language models are trained to produce accurate text, they are not perfect and may even be insensible at points. By proofreading AI text, you can ensure that it is clear, accurate, and direct. Additionally, proofreading can help you catch other issues, such as unnecessary repetition, that the artificial intelligence may have missed.

Furthermore, remember that good writing is more than “avoiding errors.” Anyone can write in a bland, neutral way. Sometimes you need to shorten, lengthen, reword, develop, etc. Doing so can make your writing better, even if the original was “correct.”

Our goal at PaperBlazer is to do just that: help you write more effectively.

What is the benefit of human editing?

The benefit of human proofreading and editing is that it can improve the overall quality and accuracy of written work. Unlike a computer program, a human proofreader or editor can use their understanding of language, context, and content to identify and fix errors or improve the clarity and effectiveness of the writing. 

This can be especially important for important documents, such as legal contracts or technical reports, where even minor errors can have significant consequences. Additionally, having a human review the writing can also help to ensure that the tone and style of the text are appropriate for the intended audience.

Why use ChatGPT if humans are better at proofreading?

As ChatGPT makes clear, there are some tasks that computers can do more efficiently than humans, such as checking for spelling and grammar errors, so a combination of human and computer-based proofreading can be an effective approach.

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Proofreading AI content (such as that from ChatGPT) matters because it ensures the quality of the text. As AI technology continues to advance, there is an increasing amount of written content that is being generated by AI systems. While AI systems can usually (but not always) generate text that is grammatically correct, they may not produce text that is accurate, clear, or relevant. For that reason, don’t rely upon AI alone; you should use a reliable human editor to complement an AI text generator. 

PaperBlazer’s proofreading and editing service will improve AI content — helping to identify and correct errors or inconsistencies in the text generated by AI systems. For example, a proofreader can review the text generated by an AI system and identify any factual errors, unclear or confusing sentences, or inappropriate tone or style. By catching and correcting these errors, a proofreader can help to improve the overall quality and accuracy of the AI-generated content.

Why does this matter? In addition, proofreading AI content can improve the credibility and trustworthiness of the content. If a reader encounters errors or inconsistencies in an AI-generated text, it can damage their confidence in the information presented and make them less likely to trust or rely on the content in the future. By proofreading AI content, it is possible to provide readers with accurate, clear, and trustworthy information that they can use with confidence.

Furthermore, proofreading AI content can also help to improve the effectiveness of the content. In many cases, the purpose of generating AI-based content is to communicate information or ideas to an audience. However, if the content is full of errors or is difficult to understand, it may not achieve its intended purpose. By proofreading AI content, it is possible to ensure that the text is clear, concise, and easy to understand, which can make it more effective at communicating its intended message.

Overall, proofreading AI content is important because it helps to ensure the accuracy, trustworthiness, and effectiveness of the text generated by AI systems. By catching and correcting errors and improving the clarity and relevance of the content, proofreading can help to improve the quality of AI-generated text and make it more useful and valuable to readers. 

Try PaperBlazer today to ensure your AI text is well checked.

What should you expect?

AI text is far better than you might think. In most cases, “artificial” grammar can be highly accurate, often more so than a human writer. Don’t expect AI to produce a garbled mess but something close to correct. As a result, you might not see as many corrections compared to other documents. 

For comparison, in 1000 words of human text, PaperBlazer averages about 12-15 corrections — and sometimes far more. In AI text, PaperBlazer finds far less, but those few corrections can be extremely important — e.g., noticing redundant text or ineffective organization. Perhaps ideas do not align as well as they could, and in many cases, a human editor can catch nuances like that better.

Believe it or not, but AI can be used for all kinds of content, even blogs such as this. However, avoid the error of only trusting a computer. Be sure to ask an editor for help.

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