Like me, did you happen to use the terms ‘editing’ and ‘proofreading’ interchangeably? Well, if your answer is a ‘Yes’, read this write-up for a quick and simple overview of the two processes and what they involve.


Editing is an art and includes proofreading as one of its facets. Editing helps to improve the overall quality of a document, especially academic writing.

Academic editing services by Stylus includes rearranging sentences, improving language and also ensuring the content is correct and can be supported with evidences, if required. Editing involves improving the complete structure, flow of the content, style of writing and clarity of content.

Editors will scrutinize the content to ensure it meets the objectives and can also question the writer in case of any discrepancies identified. In addition, editors also check for grammatical errors.


Proofreading involves correcting grammatical errors, spellings, punctuations and typographical errors that appears in the document. Proofreaders need to have extensive knowledge of the English language. Another vital skill is eye for detail and the ability to concentrate for long hours. Proofreading is the final step of scrutiny that a document undergoes before the final printing process. Unless a writer is absolutely sure of the content, proofreading is the final step to fine tune the content, making it ready for publishing.


Poor language in a document clearly tops the reason on a possible rejection. For all forms of editing, including academic editing and proofreading services, make Stylus Solutions your one-stop destination.