Proofreading is the final step of the editing process and is done after the manuscript's final layout has been created. This step is to double check the work of the copy editor and interior designer, so if your manuscript hasn't been seen by both then you are not ready for proofreading.

Proofreading includes, but is not limited to:

  • Flagging typographical and formatting errors and irregularities

  • Checking consistency in layout

  • Checking for visual elements that will distract the readers

  • Checking for major errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Ensuring that all edits have been transferred to the final draft

Book ready for proofreading