You’ve poured your heart and soul into your book. You’ve finalized your thesis after years of hard research. You’ve crafted a resume that you know will land you that dream job. You’ve created a website to launch your business. Now you need a copyeditor and a proofreader.
Copyediting and proofreading are essential steps to any successful written work. Copyediting can be as in-depth as substantive feedback, restructuring, and corrections or as light as just checking for spelling and grammar. Copyediting is usually performed on manuscripts with little to no formatting, graphics or pictures. Proofreading is the last look before publishing or distribution. The body of work is usually designed and formatted in the way the readership will see it. No substantive changes should be made during proofreading.