Not sure what a particular editing term means? Confused about the difference between proofreading and copy editing? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to some of the more common areas that I see as a copy editor.
Business copy editing is the process of reviewing, revising, and enhancing business content including reports, website copy, ebooks, documents, emails, marketing materials, advertising, social media posts, company blog posts, and more
A business copy editor is the person responsible for enhancing and polishing your written business content so it’s perfect for your audience. A copy editor will review your work from the reader’s perspective and improve it so it gets your key points across, shows the benefits and features of your business, products, and services, and builds trust with users and stakeholders.
A proofreader is a professional who reviews text to correct errors in punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Proofreaders will fix individual word and sentence issues within a piece of writing. Once content has been proofread, it should not contain typos, spelling mistakes, incorrect punctuation, or grammar issues.
A style guide is a set of standards designed to help writers and other creatives compose, format, and design documents and other content meet the requirements of an organization's brand. Style guides are often mandatory, meaning that their instructions must be followed before a piece of content can be published.
Website copy editing is the process of reviewing and rewriting the words and language used on your business, personal, or other website. Website copy editing focuses on eliminating errors, improving clarity and readability, and editing language so it’s suitable for an online audience.
Website proofreading is a final, thorough review of your website content. Website proofreading finds and corrects any spelling, grammar, wording, or punctuation mistakes that might have been overlooked in the writing and editing process.