In contrast, if I said that I’m a “neuroscientist and farmer,” it would appear that I have two separate careers.
It is clear that neuroscience and farming are different practices that require distinct educational prerequisites, skills, and expertise.
The technical differences between copy editing and proofreading are too boring to explain, and I’ve created Revision Fairy proofreading services so that you can invest in producing a quality product without having to pinpoint the exact type of help you need before I review your work.
If you know you need to specifically hire a copy editor or proofreader, you may already know the differences between copy editing and proofreading.
If you don’t know the differences between the two activities, and aren’t seriously interested in hiring a professional proofreader, you may regard both copy editing and proofreading as just reading and making some corrections. [Read more…]