As a general rule of thumb editing commences as the preliminary stages of the publishing process.  Proofreading is the final process before print.

Editing

Editing will provide:

  • Proofreading tasks

  • Review of wording, sentence structure, and transitions

  • Check for consistency in tone, language, and      character or setting

  • Recommended changes incorporated into the      edited material

  • Editorial notes detailing common errors and issues that were repeated throughout the piece
  • Help to convey your ideas more clearly
  • Allow the text to flow smoothly
     

Proofreading

Proofreading will provide:

  • Correct spelling mistakes

  • Correct minor grammatical errors

  • Correct punctuation 

  • Identify obvious format/layout problems