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Proofreading looks specifically at punctuation, spelling, grammar, and internal consistency in a manuscript. References and formatting are checked and applied throughout the manuscript. Since proofreading is the final pass of the editing process, it essentially sets the manuscript up for a seamless, professional quality design of the manuscript as a print file. Proofreading service includes the creation of a personalized style sheet (if one hasn't already been created during line- and copyediting).

Resources: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed., Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

During proofreading I will focus on:

  • Consistency of grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization

  • Word usage

  • Typos

  • Missing or repeated words

  • Formatting consistency

Proofreading is completed using either Track Changes in Word or tools for marking up PDF proofs. Authors are responsible for accepting/rejecting all changes to the manuscript. Please note, proofreading is not a substitute for editing. 

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