The terms ‘proofreading’ and ‘editing’ mean different things to different people, depending on the type of document and the client’s background. In the publishing industry, there is a distinct line between copy-editing, which is getting a document ready for print, applying a style guide, re-writing or re-phrasing parts, and proofreading, which should just be a final quality-control check on a ‘proof’ copy before pushing the start button on the printing press.
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It applies to anything that you hope will be read and understood. Designing to ensure communications are accessible should always be on a designer's mind, not just when producing materials for an older audience or the visually-impaired.