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For a finalized or typeset manuscript a proofread will:

  • check the typeset copy word for word against a manuscript and identify deviations that need correcting
  • check copy for conformity to type specifications, ensure attractive typography by checking kerning, margins, word spacing, word breaks, and the like
  • catch errant mistakes that may have made it past the final review of the manuscript
  • correct misspellings, punctuation (should there be cause for confusion), lingering typos, misnumbering, mislabeling, or subject-verb disagreements.
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