What does proofreading involve?
Proofreading is the last step before you publish your work. It's a crucial step, where the tiny misleading details are ironed out and your work is polished to perfection!
You've spent a long time writing your content and you're nearly ready to go live. The last thing left to do is the proofread...
Depending on your requirements, a proofread can take many forms, but it always involves using careful attention to detail to ensure the work is free from grammatical issues, incorrect punctuation and spelling mistakes.
Other things a proofreader can help with include:
Checking headings and chapter titles
Ensuring the prelims (copyright page, contents page, lists of tables etc) are correct
Checking page numbers and running heads
Making sure all figures, tables, maps etc are included and presented clearly
Fixing issues with layout eg spacing, indentation, typefaces and word breaks