Proofreading and Other Services

Proofreading involves comparing the current text with the preceding text, indicating discrepancies in text, and, when appropriate, checking for problems in page makeup, layout, or type. Proofreading may also include the following

  • Checking proof against typesetting specifications
  • Querying or correcting errors or inconsistencies that may have escaped an editor or writer
  • Reading for typographical errors or for sense without reading against copy

Reading and reviewing an unpublished manuscript and preparing a written report about the work that addresses specific concerns, such as audience, character development, pacing, timeline, or genre-specific issues.

Rewriting may include

  • Adding original material to a draft
  • Deleting material
  • Reorganizing material
  • Producing another, amended draft