Before we further move on with explaining our services to you, it is highly important that you understand the difference between the two. This will also help you decide better which service you might need us to do for you! Starting with proofreading, it is always run on the final draft of the document. It includes running checks on the document, such as looking for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, missing punctuations, etc. Basically, a proofreader addresses the surface-level issues in your document. In simpler terms, proofreading is checking the final document one last time to make sure there are no significant errors. This requires focus and concentration as the reading must be done briefly and could not just be a skim over the document. Having a professional proofreader to do this job is ideal for you, especially when you aim at publishing your document on the internet. Because on the internet, content that has zero to fewer errors is considered credible and could get in higher ranking.
Editing, on the other hand, is a process that begins right after the creation of the first draft of the document and goes on till your document is finally ready to be published. It addresses core content issues such as sentence structure, paragraph formatting, language clarity, better vocabulary, etc. The purpose of editing a document is to gain better readability and clarity and improved writing tone and style. It also helps you increase or decrease your word count as per the fit of the document and will help you give a structure to the document you just drafted. An author or a writer, matches the words and put out information; they narrate the story and create a skeleton in the form of the first draft of the document. Then, the job transmits to professional editors who fill in the blanks and create a flow in your document. Not just that, but the editors shape your document and bring out the version that is improved, both in terms of readability and quality.