What is document editing and proofreading?
Editing is more technical, whereas proofreading is more like an art form.
Whilst both editing and proofreading are often used interchangeably, there is a difference.
The editing process focuses more on the content of a document. Editors aim to improve the flow and overall quality of the writing, whilst looking out for consistency, accuracy of language and general readability.
Proof-readers, on the other hand, focus on correcting superficial errors in spelling, syntax, grammar and formatting (but obviously go beyond the often relied upon but insufficient spell check feature). They will correct features such as UK English vs US English, sentence structure and terminology.