What is proofreading?
Proofreading is the necessary last step in the editing process—and the final stop before publishing. While copy editing and line editing can make substantial changes (such as correcting inconsistent spelling or hyphenations) to the manuscript’s language, a proofreader’s role is more about quality assurance. Proofreading is not the time to revise, rewrite, and delete.
A professional proofreader brings a fresh set of eyes to your work and scours for absolute errors such as:
- Misspelled names
- Wrong/bad URLs
- Numbers that don’t add up in a table
- Doubled words
- Missing words
- Any mistakes you have overlooked
Download proofreading sample (Microsoft Word doc).