There’s a lot more to editing than you might think.
Editing is often confused with proofreading so it’s important to know the difference between the two.
Your written work may go through several rounds of editing before it’s ready to be proofread.
So what's the difference between an editor and a proofreader?
The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading has set out the core elements of each service, as follows:
Proofreading is just one part of a much bigger quality check that takes place after editors have worked on a text, usually for several rounds, and is the final stage in the process.
Copyediting takes longer than proofreading and will cost more but after editing, rest assured your text will be structurally sound and coherent, consistent in style and format and free from spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.