Proofreading is the final check performed on a document that is almost ready for submission before it is submitted. A proofreader checks for and corrects grammatical, spelling, typographical and punctuation errors. Proofreading is also meant to correct formatting errors as well as errors related to wrong use of capitalization, italicization and foreign words. This service is recommended for authors who are considerably competent in English language since it involves correcting minor errors. It does not involve in-depth analysis and checking of fact. Authors should only use this service when they are certain that their manuscripts are considerably free of error. The proofread version of manuscripts of authors who order this service will not contain comments. Comments are used by editors to give reasons why certain changes were made.
Copyediting goes farther than proofreading. In addition to correcting all the errors that proofreaders look out for, such as grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors, copyediting also improves the accuracy and consistency of a document and ensures that the document is free of omission and repetition. It involves in-depth analysis and checking of fact. This service is recommended for non-native English speakers since it involves a more rigorous check of the document. The edited version of manuscripts of authors who order this service will contain comments.
Journal Specific Editing
In addition to proofreading and copyediting, journal specific editing entails editing a manuscript in accordance with the style guide (authors’ guidelines) of the journal the author intends to submit his/her manuscript to. A journal’s style guide spells out specific requirements that must be adhered to by the author. Examples of such requirements include whether the journal prefers UK or US English and their referencing style.
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