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Proofreading is an iterative process of comparing galley proofs against the original manuscripts or graphic artworks to identify transcription errors in the typesetting process.[1][2] In the past, proofreaders would place corrections or proofreading marks along the margins.[3] 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.[lower-alpha 1] 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. [citation needed] Modern copy-editors may check layout alongside their traditional checks on grammar, punctuation and readability.[4][better source needed]