This typically occurs prior to any editing and involves providing critical feedback from the reader’s prospective. I look for plot holes and discrepancies or inconsistencies in time sequences, places, characters, or other details. In addition, I assess the believability of the characters and storyline and the overall flow of the manuscript. I aim to enhance the quality of your work with my honest feedback.
My goal is to ensure your work is easy to read and understand. I look for spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and formatting errors as well as inconsistencies in tense and repetitive words. I also suggest alternate wording where appropriate and do minor fact checking. A copy edit is highly recommended prior to proofreading.
Focusing on language issues and organization on a paragraph-by-paragraph level, I look to smooth transitions, improve readability and flow, improve overall clarity, and maintain consistency of tone. In addition, I query regarding inconsistencies in plot and flag items for fact-checking.
I use a critical eye to spot errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation. In addition, I make sure your manuscript is consistent in style and formatting. Proofreading occurs after your work has been edited and is normally the final step prior to publication.