While proofreading is a critical step in the editing process, it unfortunately gets short shrift. Sometimes it is skipped entirely, resulting in unprofessional work, which can affect sales and credibility. In this book, Jennifer Karchmer, owner of Over The Shoulder Editorial, imparts personal stories, anecdotes, examples, and practical advice to show how important proofreading is to any written product. This book serves as a companion piece for freelance proofreaders and editors alike who want to work more efficiently and effectively. Writers of all genres also will appreciate the self-editing tools presented here.