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You'll find here some short factsheets that we have written about various aspects of editing and proofreading or working as an editor. This is a new initiative so we will be adding more factsheets soon. Click on the image to download the PDF. If you are an editor or proofreader you may find them useful to pass to clients.

Proofreading vs copy-editing

SfEP factsheet: Proofreading vs copy-editing

Do you need proofreading or copy-editing? This factsheet summarises some of the differences to help you find the right kind of editor to work on your text. Editors may find it a useful resource to pass onto clients.

Training for proofreading or copy-editing

SfEP factsheet: Training for copy-editing or proofreading

This factsheet lists some of the skills and knowledge you should learn to work as an editorial professional. There’s more to it than being good at spotting typos.