Sally Chewter - Copy Editor / Proofreader


No Proofreading

proofreaderProofreading means examining your text carefully to find and correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style and spelling. Be sure the larger aspects of your text are revised first. You don't want corrections made at the sentence and word level, if you still need to work on the focus, organisation and development of the whole manuscript, of sections, or of paragraphs. The proofreader will read through your work once (backwards, sentence by sentence) to check for fragments; read through again (forwards) to be sure subjects and verbs agree, and again (perhaps using a computer search for "this," "it," and "they") to trace pronouns to antecedents.

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