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Copy Editing vs Proofreading: What’s the Difference and Which Do You Need?
Louise Harnby - Training for Editors & Proofreaders
Copy editing and proofreading are two distinctly different jobs with the same goal: making a piece of writing as readable and error-free as possible. In other words, one always comes after the other. If you want to cut straight to the chase, you can find out yourself by taking our quiz. If this is for a novel, the copy editor would have established that it should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. If this is the case, the copy editor may create a bespoke stylesheet that lays out any unique spelling and formatting.
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