Proofreading and Editing: The Art of Proofreading & Editing Your Manuscript. This author’s guidebook describes in simple terms the necessity of proofreading and editing your book’s contents and the Importance of Perfection. The book discusses topics such as everyday editing, editors on editing; editing made easy, self editing for writers, proofreading vs. copyediting, and checking your manuscript. Written by bestselling author Dr. Treat Preston, his goal is to provide a simple and easy to follow guidebook that allows authors to master the art of self-editing while they build their careers towards employing professionals.