Re: Levels of Edit question

Subject: Re: Levels of Edit question
From: Karen Molloy <Karen_Molloy -dot- PILOT -at- PILOTSW -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 10:26:28 EDT

Colleen Adams <PD33 -at- MEDISPAN -dot- COM> asks:

>I've been following the thread on estimating editing times and want to
>know... what are your opinions on the differences between
>"copyediting" and "proofreading?"

To me (longtime technical editor, software doc) copyediting is editing the
material thoroughly, when the technical content is final.

Proofread is skim reading the material at the final stage before it is
published (online, print, whatever). One doesn't need to be acquainted with
the subject matter to do the proofread.

Karen Molloy

kmolloy -at- pilotsw -dot- com

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