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Definitions for proofread
ˈprufˌrid; -ˌrɛdproof·read

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  1. proofread, proofverb

    read for errors

    "I should proofread my manuscripts"


  1. proofreadverb

    To check a written text for errors in spelling and grammar.


  1. proofread

    Proofreading is an iterative process of comparing galley proofs against the original manuscripts or graphic artworks to identify transcription errors in the typesetting process. In modern publishing, material is generally provided in electronic form, traditional typesetting is no longer used and thus (in general) this kind of transcription no longer occurs. Consequently the part played by pure proofreaders in the process has almost vanished: the role has been absorbed into copy editing to such an extent that their names have become interchangeable. Modern copy-editors may check layout alongside their traditional checks on grammar, punctuation and readability.


  1. proofread

    Proofread is the act of examining a text meticulously to identify and correct typographical, punctuation, grammatical, or style errors before it is printed, published, or presented. It also involves checking for issues with the layout, format and overall clarity and coherence of the information presented in the text.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proofread in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proofread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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