Why is it important to proofread?
To be simply put, Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process, focusing on surface errors such as misspellings and mistakes in grammar and punctuation. Proofreading is important to ensure that there is not any: Grammatical error, Capitalization error, Numbering error. Spelling error.
What is the difference between editing and proofreading?
A proofreader will look for misspellings, incorrect/missed punctuation, inconsistencies (textual and numerical), etc. Editing, on the other hand, corrects issues at the core of writing like sentence construction and language clarity. A thorough editing will help improve the readability, clarity, and tone of the text.
How much should I charge for editing and proofreading?
The hourly pay rates for editors recommended by the Australian Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) range from $80 per hour for professional, established editors to $110 per hour for editors with extensive or specialised experience.