*The ‘Break’ – Before you can typeset your book, or even proofread it yourself… you need to get some distance between you and your work. You’ll be able to come back with fresh eyes, and spot the mistakes you’ve made easily and clearly. Only then should you seek an external viewpoint.
BEFORE TYPESETTING: Typesetting is a complex, difficult and specialist task. Which is why if it turns out to be performed with the wrong content, it’s an expensive mistake. So we get it done before Typesetting to iron out the majority of the issues.
AFTER TYPESETTING: Once you’ve had the manuscript typeset, it’s almost inevitable that some errors will slip through. But even more likely, is that you’ll have some last minute inspirations that will occur to you, and that you’ll want in the book. But they cannot go in untested, and unrefined. They need to pass muster with a proofreader, which is why your book is proofread AFTER being typeset as well.