What is proofreading?

Most people have trouble differentiating between editing and proofreading. While they are similar in that they both are based on catching errors, proofreading is a more technical, meticulous form of editing and is often done on the final draft of any written material, whether a galley proof of typeset text, a PDF of a restaurant menu, or an advertisement.


Do I need a proofreader if I have an editor?

Yes. Always, always hire someone to proofread your work before it is finished. A proofreader is essential to catch any final mistakes and also spot any inconsistencies in the piece. It is our recommendation to have three separate people involved in any writing task: the writer, the editor, and the proofreader. This way, there are three sets of eyes on the work, and the more eyes on it, the better it will be.

Contact Rabbit & Leo for proofreading services

Proofreading is typically priced per word on longer projects such as books, but for shorter projects such as restaurant menu proofreading or advertisement proofreading, we charge by the hour.