Proofreading: provide an examination of your final draft of a document or text — after it has been edited — ensuring there are absolutely no errors.
A proofreader will review for spelling errors, punctuation errors, typos or incorrect use of regional English (i.e. ensuring that you’re using American English or British English when necessary).
As a writing professor, not only am I teaching students regularly how to use things like proper grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and so forth, but also editing their work regularly as well.
The Spring 2016 issue of Journal of Literary Innovation published her analysis on why students across the nation are at Basic level as opposed to Proficient or Advanced, after examining the Nation’s Report Card. The work argues writing is not where it could be nationally for a few reasons, the largest being a prompt for a right formula/answer as opposed to following individual voice.
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Proofreader, copy-editor and indexer with ten years' experience working extensively for numerous big publishing houses and here on Reedsy.
Literary agent turned editor of fiction & memoir where narratives and protagonists have distinct, identifiable voices.