Book editing is a lengthy and arduous process. In previous weeks, I’ve shared tips for the first two parts of how to edit a book, structural and copy editing. Proofreading is also a necessary step before book publication.
What is Proofreading?
Proofreading is the final step of book editing where the editor takes a last look over the whole manuscript to identify spelling errors or grammatical mistakes. This is done after checking for a narrative arc, judging the believability of the story and making sure the book has a clear motivation and plot. Here are 5 tips for proofreading, the final stage of the book editing process.