Proofreading & Editing

Proofreading means examining a text carefully to identify and correct typos, the incorrect use of words, inconsistencies, as well as spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors.

Editing includes proofreading and goes a step further: the editor optimizes the style so that the text is worded well, flows well, and makes perfect sense. For example, sentences may need to be reworded, the sentence structure changed, and sentences or whole paragraphs rearranged, left out, or added.