Q8 • What is the difference between editing and proofreading?
Editing ranges from simple proofreading to a full substantive edit. Proofreading entails simply ensuring that a text does not have any major grammar or style mistakes or typos. It is at the lower end of editing. A substantive edit includes verifying sources, regrouping or adding information to make text more logical or easier to read, and removing redundant or unnecessary information. It is up to you to let us know how “heavy” an edit you require. However, if you require simple proofreading and we notice errors of logic or awkward style, we will be sure to point them out to you.