Proofreading is sometimes mistaken for copy editing, but technically speaking, it’s a separate process. Proofing is done after editing and layout, after the page proofs have been prepared by the designer. While copy editing errors may still be found, a proofreader is concerned with other elements. I will check all design elements for accuracy and consistency including headers, level heads, page numbering, word breaks, end-of-line breaks, page breaks, cross references, and appropriate placement of tables and artwork. May include completion of table of contents and index and numbering of cross references. See my page Editing versus proofreading for more about the differences.
“Obviously people are affected differently by the show. Some people feel they need to look a certain way, or like come across this way, and maybe they self-edit themselves more than others,” describes Tom . “I pride myself on my integrity on the show. I don’t mind if you make me look like an idiot sometimes. They’ve edited me to make me look dumb, and that’s fine – I’m totally cool with that. Like, you know, Ariana’s birthday thing – the bulldozers and all that shit . That was awesome! I loved that. I don’t care. But when you attack my integrity that’s when I have a real problem. I want the show to be real and honest and that’s it.”