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Copy-editing and Proofreading

  • Copy-editing and Proofreading
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  • Version: 2
  • Author(s): Margaret Aherne
  • Creation Date: Monday, 18 December 2023
  • Maybe you are just starting out in your career and are looking for guidance on how to take the next step. Or perhaps you have been working in a different capacity for a while and feel that you want to review the options available to you to work more independently. Whatever your circumstances, this guide highlights how copy-editing and proofreading fit into the production process; the key skills required for each and the differences between them; and guidance on how to get training in copy-editing or proofreading.

    PTC tutor Margaret Aherne is the co-author of the PTC’s bestselling distance-learning course, Essential Proofreading. She is a founder member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and a mentor in proofreading and copy-editing for the CIEP. She updated the guide fully in 2021.