Each time your book is read, at any stage of editing, more errors are gleaned out and the book becomes “cleaner” and easier to read. Of course, it is impossible to guarantee 100 percent of errors are uncovered, but a seasoned editor/proofreader will have a keen eye and the experience needed to search out those little, human glitches.
Proofreading is the final editing stage, used to check for typographical errors, also verifying that changes and suggestions that were queried during previous editing stages were properly applied.
* When continuing on with the publication process through Lucid Style Author Services, proofreading can be completed after the final layout of the book. See Publication Process and Services for more information.