Creative Solutions has made proofreading a science. One example of that is our copyrighted 8 Stages of Proofreading process. We can work with your style guide or create one ourselves.
This task most often involves reviewing a final draft of material, although it sometimes requires comparing a final version against an earlier version.
In addition to correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation, the editorial proofreader ensures consistency on all levels, paying attention to several project- and industry-specific areas. The focus in editorial proofreading is on editorial accuracy, as opposed to editorial improvement, which is the focus of our copyediting services. The proofreader marks usage errors but queries areas in which he or she feels there may be an editorial or content error.
Comparison proofreading entails careful reading of any written material to ensure that it exactly matches a previous version. If there are errors in the previous version, the proofreader will note incorrect spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency issues on the final version for the client to address. In comparison to editorial proofreading, the focus is on accuracy.