What’s the difference between editing and proofreading?

Editing and proofreading are two key stages of the writing process, and though there is crossover between the two, both need to be carefully completed.  Editing is about reviewing and revising the content to improve its overall quality and clarity to enhance the content, structure, style, and organization of the copy. Chances are, you’ll edit …

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Why is proofreading important?

We can think of endless reasons why proofreading is important but top of the list is definitely professionalism and credibility. You’ll never be able to build authority (with either Google or your customers) if your website, newsletters, blog posts, ebooks, or other copy are riddled with typos and grammatical errors. The lack of attention to …

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What is proofreading?

Proofreading is the final step in your editing process. Think of it as that final pair of eyes that meticulously scans the copy for any typos or inconsistencies in grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and formatting. If the proofreader gives something the green light, it’s ready for publication and distribution.

Why is it important to edit your writing?

If you’ve written a piece of content, you no doubt started with an outline to guide your thoughts and ideas. But, if you’re anything like 99% of writers out there, you’ll likely have written in an overly-conversational stream of consciousness that is a little OTT. That’s where editing comes in. It allows you to refine …

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What is editing?

Editing is all about revising and refining written copy to ensure it’s clear and concise. This can be done by breaking the copy down into small sections, adding headings or subheadings to help with the flow, tweaking the language style or tone to be more conversational and readable, and removing redundancies or flowery copy (we …

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