What it is
Proofreading is the last stage of publication, just before the file goes to the printers (or is published to the web). The work is checked for typos, formatting problems, and anything else that might have been missed.
What it is not
Proofreading means just checking the work, and marking up anything that needs to be changed. The writer has the final say, and can choose to make the change, or to keep the original.
What I need from you
Completed, written copy, in digital format or in print. Work on paper (hard copy) will be marked up with pen, and an error sheet attached. Digital files will be marked up using “comments” or “track changes”. If sharing files via Google Docs (or similar) make sure that I have permission to comment on the document.
What you get
Your writing read and marked for accuracy, clarity, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. Mistakes are identified, but not corrected. Factual errors may be queried, but this does not mean that the work has been fact-checked.
Things I can proofread for you:
- Official letters
- Website copy
- Blog posts
- Business writing