Your content is near perfect: almost show it to clients or place it in Barnes & Nobles ready. But, it needs a little work. That’s where proofreading comes in: it’s a double-check to make sure it reads well.
This is normally the first stage of editing. However, not all content requires this. It consists of checking the flow, plot and character development (for authors), and ensuring your work progresses in a coherent manner from start to finish.
Line-editing pays attention to each word. This eliminates wordiness and repetition, corrects punctuation, edits sentence structure, and spelling.