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proof·read·ing

(prūf'rēd-ing),
The property of certain polymerases, for example, DNA polymerase, to use their exonuclease activity to remove erroneously introduced bases and to replace them with the correct bases.

proofreading

(proof′rēd″ing)
In genetics and cellular biology, the ability of a cell to ensure that copies of its genetic information are faithfully made with limited errors or mutations.

proofreading

In genetics, the correction, performed by DNA polymerase, of mistakes in the incorporation of nucleotides in a sequence, the corrections being made after individual units have been added to the chain.
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And then there was the task of manuscript comparison, the line by line edit where I tried to make sure I got Ellison's revisions into the versions of the stories and essays in the posthumous collections.
Once the president has a draft he likes -- ''in the ballpark,'' in Obama's parlance -- he'll do line edits to improve its rhythm, delete the expendable, insert blocks of copy and craft catchy lines.