Proofreading is the final stage in the editorial process. From here, text can be uploaded, published, printed or shared. It is at this point that any items that have been overlooked in the other three editing passes can be corrected.
In general, a Proofreader WILL NOT make corrections, only suggestions for the author to action. If there is an obvious error or inconsistency, it will be flagged for the author here – however, don’t assume your Proofreader will make such changes for you. Proofreaders perform a highly specialized role, and this does not fall within their scope.
It is the proofreaders job to concentrate on:
- Repeated words
- Text formatting