FAQs 2017-10-05T20:48:44+00:00

Here you will find answers to many questions.

If you would like more information on any aspect of proofreading / editing, I’d be happy to help.

Proofreading

Common proofreading questions. Simply click on one of the buttons below to see the corresponding answer.

What is proofreading?
What is proof-editing?
What does a proofreader do / not do?

Copy-editing

Common copy-editing questions. Simply click on one of the buttons below to see the corresponding answer.

What is copy-editing?
What does a copy editor do?
What does a copy editor not do?

What’s the difference between proofreading and copy-editing?

Find out the difference between proofreading and copy-editing. Simply click on one of the buttons below to see the corresponding answer.

What is copy?
So, what is the difference?
What is a proof?
Do I need both?

Standards in proofreading

Find out the standards in proofreading and copy-editing. Simply click on one of the buttons below to see the corresponding answer.

How do proofreader’s mark corrections?
Why bother?
How fast do proofreaders work?
Will my text be perfect?

How to use the services of a proofreader / copy editor

Find out the how to hire a proofreader / copy editor. Simply click on one of the buttons below to see the corresponding answer.

Why do I, the author, need a copy editor?
Why do I need a proofreader?
What should I look for in a proofreader / copy editor?
Why do I, the publisher / company, need a copy editor?
How long will it take?
How should I brief a copy editor?
Can i copy-edit my own work / manuscript?
How much will it cost?
How should I brief a proofreader?