As a quality assurance necessity, most traditional publishers require professional proofreading as a mandatory step before printing may begin. The proofreader is not a copyeditor; instead, he or she reviews typeset pages for style and page makeup. With a word for word read, they will check for typos, punctuation errors and inconsistencies that may have been previously missed in copyediting.
What Makes Xcel the Trustworthy Choice When It Comes to Expert Copyediting and Proofreading?
Over 45 years of dependable experience!
At Xcel, every publication we typeset undergoes a Production Read. Our proofreader will cross check for quality before your book proofs are returned to you. We compare the original edited copy to the preliminary proof, ensuring there are no omissions or missing pages. Our proofreader corrects awkward word or page breaks and confirms that the book is completed to client-approved specs.
We also offer the option of a thorough Professional Read. During this step, our proofreader will review your document word for word. Instead of making modifications for you, we will track all recommended changes and submit back to you for approval before revisions are made.
Remember, it’s your copy that undergoes copyediting, and it’s your proof that undergoes proofreading. This harmonious synergy is what separates an acceptable amateur result from a polished professional publication that you can be proud of. In the end, missed mistakes on a final product can be costly, distract readers from your message, and risk tarnishing your reputation as a professional writer.
If you’re in a time crunch and are considering skipping these steps, please don’t! Instead, reach out to us at Xcel. We can help!