Proofreading

Proofreading Service

We can ensure that the text in your document is error-free, and the ideas are expressed concisely and logically.

Proofreading

Is the reading of a proof or an electronic copy of a publication to detect and correct production errors of text or art.

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The traditional process of Proofreading:

A “proof” is a typeset version (now electronic) of copy or a manuscript page. They often contain typos introduced through human error. Traditionally, a proofreader looks at an increment of text on the copy and then compares it to the corresponding typeset increment, and then marks any errors (sometimes called ‘line edits’) using standard proofreaders’ marks. Unlike copy editing, proofreading’s defining procedure is to work directly with two sets of information at the same time. Proofs are then returned to the typesetter or graphic artist for correction.

What is the difference between Proofreading and Editing?

A proofreader, when reading a text, focusses primarily on identifying and correcting errors (e.g. typographical “typos” errors).  An editor deals with text content and meaning and may amend, erase, replace and/or add text to any document, article, book etc.  Nevertheless, as they read through the text, editors may also carry out proofreading.