Editing vs. Proofreading

Editing and proofreading, despite common confusion, are not equivalent.

Please click here to view an example of both. (pdf)

Proofreading entails identification of specific mechanical and linguistic errors. Editing entails the identification of errors, correction, suggestions for improvement and refinement of language, sentence structure, organization, diction, syntax, clarity, conciseness, and audience appropriateness.

Every writer’s needs, strengths, and weaknesses are different. Word-Caster makes an assessment of those aspects of communication which will improve the final manuscript in terms of its appropriateness for an intended audience.

Rarely are two clients’ needs and requirements the same. The same is true for two assignments from the same author. For efficiency, productivity, and cost-effectiveness, each completed assignment is the result of close consultation with the author in order to provide precisely the level and intensity of service required.

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