The Difference Between Editing And Proofreading

The Difference Between Editing And Proofreading

Editing entails a grammatical and stylistic improvement of your writing. This is called a language edit. Editing also includes improvement of the content, should you require this. This is called copy-editing.

Many of our clients enquire about the difference between editing and proofreading. Editing entails a grammatical and stylistic improvement of your writing. This is called a language edit. Editing also includes improvement of the content, should you require this. This is called copy editing.

We normally do a language edit and include comments in the margin related to content issues we’ve picked up. We work in track changes, giving you the opportunity to see all the changes made and to either accept or reject them.

Proofreading is done after editing and focuses on any technical errors remaining after editing. These typically include typing and spelling errors, as well as sorting out consistency issues (making sure the same style, terms and spelling are used throughout).

Our editing quotes include proofreading, also called pre-typeset proofreading.

Another set of proofreading should be done after typesetting. This will pick up and correct any mistakes that might have slipped in during the typesetting process and is called post-typeset proofreading. We normally charge extra for post-typesetting proofreading.

BLC is one of the best editing and proofreading providers in today’s global market.

Our services are a must for both fiction and non-fiction texts – print and digital. Our areas of expertise include general texts, translated materials, as well as legal and financial documents.’

‘Our project managers thrive on providing work that elicits the glowing feedback they regularly receive from our many high profile clients.’

We are members of the Professional Editors Guild.

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