In this series we’re talking about the fascinating world of publishing—highly skewed toward the editorial side of things. Be sure to see my first post, The Publishing Process, and my second post, What is an Editor?
I wanted to write about Editing vs. Proofreading because they are two different (though related) things, but they get confused all the time. For example, a teacher might say, “Be sure to proofread your essay.” Or a someone might say, “I need to proofread my blog post before I publish it.” What they’re actually describing is copyediting, that really nitpicky going through for grammar and punctuation. So let’s talk about the different types of editing that happen by different types of editors at the various stages of the publishing process.Continue Reading