Proofreading is the most straightforward aspect of editing.
It’s all about finding errors, both big and small, that were either missed or
introduced during the editing process. Even though it’s a less extensive task, it’s
still an important step in preparing a piece of creative work to be read by others.
By the time a manuscript is ready to be proofread, we're working with the final draft.
This means that the content within should already be well-written and easy to follow.
Line, copy, and developmental editing also involve removing errors, but they focus
more on making sure the story makes sense as a whole.
What I look for while proofreading:
Minor spelling and punctuation mistakes
Page number and layout problems
Proofreading will begin once all other editing has been completed.
This is the last task I'll complete before it's ready for your review.