What does proofreading involve?

  • Checking for errors (both in the layout and the text)
  • Checking for poor presentation (e.g. bad word breaks over lines, an image wrongly positioned)
  • Ensuring consistency in the layout and text
  • Ensuring page references are correct

In general, proofreading takes a much lighter approach than copyediting, focusing on correcting errors, rather than in-depth editing.