The last step in the editorial process

Proofreading is the final step in the editorial process, following editing in which the text is brought up to publishable quality standards. The purpose of proofreading is to find any residual mistakes, such as typographical errors, oversights or other inaccuracies that were not previously noted. The publisher provides Landoor’s project managers with the rules and editorial criteria that the proofreader follows to check and correct:

  • accents and apostrophes
  • bibliographical references
  • indentations
  • quotes
  • contractions
  • dates
  • lists
  • capitalization
  • proper names
  • footnotes and other references
  • punctuation and spacing
  • chapter and paragraph titles
  • use of italics and bold
  • use of quotation marks

Proofreading also includes checking the quality of the layout in continuous touch with Landoor’s DTP division. It is generally advisable to go through multiple drafts with several checks that each correction has been made, so as to eliminate any residual errors and achieve an absolutely impeccable text. The price/quality ratio of Landoor’s proofreading rates is excellent and even better when clients opt for online proofreading.

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