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 your content more than once, particularly if sections need rewriting or the content doesn’t flow right. 

Proofreading, on the other hand, is the final stage of the writing process. This is where you’re happy with the structure and messaging of the copy but need to do one final check for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and formatting errors before distributing the content.

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