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.