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What is the difference between editing and proofreading?

Editing: is going through the content of the text to ensure that the ideas are expressed clearly and logically, and form a coherent and meaningful whole. Editor will make corrections to improve sentence phrasing and suggest sections to reword or rearrange as necessary to improve the clarity of the document.

Proofreading involves checking the text in more detail after the editing stage to detect errors in spelling, grammar, style and punctuation. This does not include changing words to improve style, clarity, or accuracy. For print projects, this means making a final check and correcting the print-ready document in its layout phase and proofing for typographic mistakes or misspellings.