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Proof Reading

PROOF READING

Proofreading is it really necessary?

Clarity of content is the essence of publication. Presentation of a paper affects the way it is judged. In spite of extensive efforts undertaken to present ideas effectively in a piece of writing, there might be some errors left. These errors may distract the reader’s attention. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to even minute details. Generally, proofreading is not given much importance and only a few minutes are devoted to catch any glaring errors. But a quick and cursory reading usually means a lot. Therefore, it is better to work with a definite plan that helps you to search systematically for specific errors. Though, this takes a little extra time but it is worth it in the end.

Expert proofreaders at Eureka can help give a professional image to each piece of writing.

In General, PROOFREADING involves

  • The identification and correction of typographical errors
  • Corrections of formatting inconsistencies
  • Comparison of two documents for uniformity
  • Granting professional appearance to the document

The following points are taken into consideration while proofreading a document

  • Acceptability of Margins
  • Font Standard
  • Appearance of Consistent Page Headers
  • Spacing involved; single spaced, double spaced, or apace-and-a-half
  • Format of Headings and Subheadings
  • Documentation or Citation Style
  • Sequential numbering of Pages
  • Consistent Indentations
  • Footnotes
  • References
  • Positions of Figures, Schemes And Tables
  • Mistakes are Easier to Catch on Paper (What Some Call "Hard Copy") than they are on Computer Screens or Soft Copies. JATS TECH uses both ways of Proofreading a Document i.e. using both Soft And Hard Copies.

If required, revision of style may be suggested or implemented.

References

It is imperative that the quotes, paraphrases and ideas presented in the text are appropriately cited as per the correct format. At Eureka, we provide full professional assistance in citing the bibliography in the below mentioned commonly used reference styles internationally:

  • ACS Reference Style
  • IEEE Reference Style
  • Vancouver Reference Style
  • APA Reference Style
  • Harvard Reference Style

After proofreading, the document, color-coded and highlighted with proofreading corrections, is returned to the author for their review and approval.