Useful materials from the Laboratory for Scientific Translation

What is proofreading? 

Proofreading is best described as the reading of a galley proof or manuscript to identify and correct reproduction errors. That is, the surface preparation of a text for publication, which does not imply its semantic revision. However, before the proofreading stage can take place, a text should generally first be edited. For a more in-depth discussion about the difference between editing and proofreading, click here