Editing and proofreading

Structural editing

What is it? 

Copyediting

What is it?

 

Checking that all elements of a text are present, in the right order, and are referred to in the same way throughout. 
- Checking for factual and stylistic consistency. 
- Correcting errors or inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, grammar, style and usage.
- Improving clarity by suggesting changes to help with readability.
- Implementing standard paragraph indenting if required.
- Liaising with the author on anything that cannot be confirmed alone e.g. missing information.

Proofreading

What is it?

 

Ensuring that a text is ready to be published by checking for any remaining errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax etc.