There can be some confusion around the various stages of publishing, and you might have seen the terms editing and proofreading used in similar ways.

These links can help clarify just what proofreading is and, on the lighter side, why it matters so much for your documents.

What is Proofreading?

Editors Canada – Standards for Proofreading

Society for Editors and Proofreaders – What is Proofreading?

Why Does It Matter?

The £8.8 Million TypoThe Guardian

The Comma That Costs 1 Million Dollars – The New York Times

Four Typos That Changed History

Stock Trade Typo Costs Firm $225M – CBS News