What is Proofreading and Editing ?
Proofreading is the act of reading written work and marking any errors. These mistakes most commonly involve spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Editing is the process of revising the content, organization, grammar, and presentation of a piece of writing.
What are the major differences between the both?
A proofreader will look for misspellings, incorrect punctuation, inconsistencies, etc. Whereas, editing corrects issues at the core of writing, like, sentence construction and language clarity.
Below is a table to show more differences between the two.
|Addresses surface-level issues.||Addresses core mistakes in written content.|
|Performed on the final draft of the document.||Performed on the first draft of the document and continues till the draft is finalized.|
|Eliminates misspellings, grammatical and punctuation errors, inconsistencies, formatting errors, etc.||Enhances the language by making changes for clarity, readability, and smooth narration.|
|Makes already good writing error-free.||The overall quality of writing is improved.|
|Shorter turnaround time.||Slightly longer turnaround time.|