What is proofreading?
Proofreading is the close and detailed reading of a document or publication in order to check and correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar errors, as already covered on the benefits of proofreading page.
If you are in doubt about what proof correction involves and the difference between proofreading and copy-editing please visit the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) website on this subject. They have also produced a short video summarizing what copy-editing and proofreading involves:
A new development
I am now using a new computer program, Intelligent Editing PerfectIt, which will search out any inconsistencies in MS Word documents. This is a free add-on to my proofreading service.
What can you expect from proofreading?
Not perfection, but as close as is humanly possible perhaps. Visit the following SfEP website page on standards to find out.
Please note that proof correction does not include:
- copyright permissions
- literary appraisal or criticism
- page design and layout
- rewriting and development editing.
Please click on one of the following links for the type of service that you require:
→ Educational institutions including
- vocational learning
- management development
“I’ve engaged Stephen as a proofreader on a multitude of projects over the years. He has worked on higher education and further education textbooks as well as online resources for me, and has always delivered on time to a very high standard. …” (Testimonial from educational publishing client)