What distinguished editing and proofreading? An editing (proofreading) referred to the one institution that performs an editing (proofreading), on the other hand the performance itself, which is carried out by the appropriate editing (proofreading) or proofreader (Corrector). A proofreading contains always a proofreading. The following therefore always also apply to the proofreading, if it listed in brackets is. When the proofreading, texts are proofread, i.e. also orthography generally in terms of spelling, called, reviewed sentence structure or grammar and punctuation (punctuation).
Orthography includes the difficult fields separately – and letters as well as upper – and lowercase. Included in the editing (proofreading) is also the correct hyphenation at the end of the line. Of course, most the wide field of the commas are interested in the punctuation. The most complicated area of grammar is in the editing (proofreading) however. This includes all connections between the individual Phrases which have, for example, the right sex (gender), the correct number (numerus) and the correct case (casus).
Verbs observe for example the correct conjugation, i.e. regularly or irregularly, and when they are in whatever mode (indicative/subjunctive). Also the review of numerous formalities belongs to the editing (proofreading), such as that all page numbers are present in the correct order, or all indents shall be in the same format. Professional editing (proofreading) includes also the verification of texts consistent use and spelling of terms and the compliance with given spellings using wording lists, which were created according to the specifications of corporate wording. In the editing (?)Proofreading), deeper linguistic operations be carried over these corrections. The editorial office to provide a liquid, easy to read style tonality appropriate for the addressed reader. Also observed the logical structure, the argument leadership and substantive defects, which can be uncovered when a simple validation should be. In the professional editing, even stronger substantive interventions are possible.