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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TypeTalk: Copy Editing and Proofreading | Ilene Strizver ,

Strizver answers this question: What is the difference between proofreading and copy editing?

She begins this way:
Any copy that is to be published, whether it be for print, the web, or even your own blog, should be carefully reviewed beforehand. Copy editing and proofreading refer to two distinctive kinds of review that are commonly confused or misunderstood. While there is some overlap between them, it's useful to understand the differences in order to know what to do and when.
And then she provides more details under the following headings:
  • copy editing
  • proofreading
  • typographic proofreading.
I've gotten annoyed at times when people mix up or combine the functions of copy editing and proofreading. So I thought this article described the differences pretty well. It also adds some perspective for graphic designers.

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