proofreading [pruːfriːdiŋ]

to read printer’s proofs in order to find and mark errors for correction

Proofreading is considered the second-eye check of a document before it goes to print. The proofreader looks for errors that were missed by the copy-editor or included by the typesetter or layout designer. They may include missing words, typos, paragraph and page breaks as well as incorrect numbering and formatting errors.

No major changes are suggested at this stage.

Proofreading Check List

  • formatting errors
  • missing punctuation
  • missing words
  • numbering
  • page breaks
  • paragraph breaks
  • typos

Proofreading is done on a hard copy of a text in a colour pen, using proofreader’s marks.

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