What is proofreading?
Proofreading refers to the checking of a text with regard to grammar, spelling, punctuation and expression. In contrast to editing, proofreading does not focus on the content-related aspects.
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The prices for proofreading can vary. For the correction of a standard page of 1,500 characters including spaces and footnotes, you pay between £3.00 and £5.75 with most providers. By way of comparison: the cost for proofreading is often at least £5 to £6 per standard page. If you’re looking for an affordable online proofreading service, you can request a quote from us at any time.
A proofreader aims to produce a text that is as error-free as possible. To do this, they formally check the writing and correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and typography. As a rule, proofreading takes place only after the content of a text has been revised by an editor.
While the proofreader is primarily concerned with improving formal errors, the editor is additionally responsible for revising the content and style of a text.
Yes, proofreading and editing of Bachelor’s theses, Master’s theses or dissertations is permitted. The correction does not change your own academic performance.
No. The proofreader is not responsible for the content and style of a written paper.
There is no regulated training for the profession of proofreader. However, most publishers and clients expect a proofreader to have completed professional training in the editorial field, to have studied linguistics or to have relevant professional experience. Many of the freelancers working today came to their jobs following a change of career.