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Proofreading is the last step in the editing process. All previous stages should be completed, including the copy edit, and the document should be in its final design layout.


At the proofreading stage, I will be looking at the following:


  • consistency and accuracy in all aspects of design and layout

  • successful transfer of all elements and text into the final design

  • accuracy and quality of images and captions

  • obvious factual errors

  • bad page or line breaks

  • design issues that occur in the text itself

  • any major errors or typos that might have been introduced or missed in previous edits

It’s important to note that a proofread is not a copy edit. Changes and suggestions to the text itself will be minimal.

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