S45E4 – The Job of a Proofreader

The work of the proofreader is the final filter for a story before it goes out into the world. These are the people whose whole purpose is to catch misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, and any other formatting issue that may arise.

More than any others, the proofreader needs to know the manual of style as well as the author’s own style guide. They also need to have a good mindset: the knowledge that they cannot catch every mistake, but they need to catch as many as possible. In this episode, we’ll break down the job of a proofreader and where it needs to be in the whole editing process.

First aired August 14, 2023.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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