Cartoon man with proofreading checklist


Proofreading is a final check after layout and design to correct any errors in the text or the visual elements.

The editor will check that:

  • all components of the publication are included and in the right order
  • all cross-references, page numbers and captions are correct
  • grammar, spelling and punctuation are correct
  • capitalisation, hyphenation, abbreviations and numbers are consistent and conform with the style guide
  • heading hierarchies and other layout elements are correct.



Proofreading checklist

  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • spelling
  • style
  • references
  • completeness
  • page numbers
  • headings
  • headers
  • footers
  • table of contents
  • footnotes

Thank you Denise … really appreciate your fast approach, guidance and flexibility.

Sarah McRobbie

Marketing, Online and Communications Officer, City of Launceston


Have a question or want to discuss your project?



Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (UK)

IPED Professional Member logo