Trusted by big brands
Well-known names from the world of business in Australia and overseas, including listed companies, plus government departments and agencies, call on our professional proofreading expertise.
- Brambles / CHEP
- Credit Corp
- CLP (Hong Kong)
- Virgin Australia
- Capricorn Mutual
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel
- Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
- Depa, Dubai
- Amanat, Dubai
- DXB, Dubai
- Ooredoo, Oman
- Qiddya, Saudi Arabia
- ADNOC Distribution, Abu Dhabi
- Afghanistan International Bank
- Saudi Entertainment Ventures
- Emirates National Oil Company, Abu Dhabi
- Middle East Investor Relations Association
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
What is the difference between proofreading and copy editing?
“Proofreading” and “copy editing” are often used interchangeably in an informal sense, but there are important distinctions between the two at a professional level.
Both are important steps in the copywriting and editing process and key for making your work more legible. Copy editing is used to help transform a draft document into something closer to its final version. You may have all of the core ideas in place, but your work requires additional polish or reworking to get it into a more coherent and readable shape.
There are two types of copy editing: light editing and substantive editing. In both, a copy editor works to enhance the existing content. Light editing is a blend of suggestions and tweaks to the copy. Substantive editing often requires structural changes such as moving sentences and paragraphs around and sometimes outright rewriting.
By contrast, proofreading is done at the very end of the editing process, before the document is sent off for publication or distribution. It is primarily focused on accuracy, legibility and internal consistency — in practical terms, this would include punctuation, spelling errors, grammar and fact-checking as relevant. However, the content is generally considered complete, meaning any edits would be quite minor.
People often choose to invest in proofreading services as a way to ensure that their documents are professional-looking and free of any potentially embarrassing typos or grammar issues. Even if it’s been reviewed internally multiple times and run through the relevant spell-checking programs, it’s still a worthwhile investment — having professional, dedicated proofreading companies checking over your document again can assist in catching last-minute mistakes.
What is the process of undertaking professional proofreading services by Proof Communications?
It’s simple — just get in touch with us today. We can discuss the scope of work with you, and then start carrying out the professional proofreading services you require.
We offer proofreading services for business, so we can assist with anything from annual reports to simple internal comms. Reach out to us to discover more about how we can assist with your proofreading needs.
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