• Taryn

The Difference Between Proofreading and Editing


Proofreading vs. Editing Title Graphic

i would like to show you an example of waht is good riting and bad riting and how it makes you feel. first you mite be very confused becos this riting is really bad. may your geting a headake and you dont even want to keep reding. i understand. bad spelling and gramma can make even the most interesting story unredable thanks for listening to my post



The picture below is a handwritten version of the above statement, showing proofreading changes to correct grammatical errors, spelling errors, typing errors, and punctuation.


Handwritten example of writing showing proofreading edits in red pen


The following is an edited version of the statement:


I would like to show you an example of good writing vs. bad writing, and the impact it can have on your audience. 

Initially, you might be very confused due to the quality of this writing. Poorly written content fails to convey your message; if it feels like work to read then your audience is unlikely to continue reading. 

Bad spelling, grammar, inattention, and a lack of revision, can make good content unreadable. 

Thanks for reading. 

In summary:

  • Editing is revising your final draft to ensure readability, clarity, flow, style, tone, language application, consistency and continuity.

  • Proofreading is the final check before publishing, and should be completed after more substantial editing has taken place. Proofreading alone, as you can see in the handwritten version of the content, does not improve the readability of the content.


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Until next time...

- Taryn

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