What is proofreading?
Proofreading involves a series of checks to make sure everything is just right before a document is finalised. A proofreader will correct any remaining errors to ensure nothing’s gone wrong during the final phases of a project, such as design or typesetting. If your text requires more extensive work, you’ll need a copyeditor, and for many projects, we provide both copyediting and proofreading, with or without a design stage in between.
Alongside proofreading, we also offer a reference-checking service to ensure that your bibliography or reference list is consistent, complete and formatted in line with your chosen referencing style. We can also provide a specialist indexing service.
Our proofreading service involves:
- correcting language errors, including typos, incorrect grammar and punctuation, and inappropriate use of vocabulary
- ensuring consistency, both within the document and with any guidelines you send us
- eliminating errors in the document’s design, presentation, images and layout
- cross-checking the final, typeset version of a document against the original text (such as an MS Word file) to ensure that nothing has gone missing or awry during design.