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Re: [BKARTS] proofreading



Other proofreading tips:

Never proof from a computer screen. Always print a computer file and proof it on paper.

Also, hold a piece of colored paper under each line as you read it.

Take a break between each proof session. Fresh eyes and brain are more likely to see mistakes.

Pam

On Jul 5, 2006, at 8:10 PM, Linda M. Cunningham wrote:

Bill Minter writes:

On Jul 3, 2006, at 10:31 PM, Octavia & Co. Press wrote:

6) Learn to hire a real proofreader and hope that they are good at what
they do (because everyone makes mistakes).
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Before the advent of "spellchecker", a friend suggested that I:
backwards document/letter a proofread to: ---- : to proofread a letter/document backwards. Mistakes seem to be much more obvious, at least for spelling.

And if you do hire a professional proofreader, don't hire the cheapest one.


Another trick of the editorial trade is to proof layouts upside down -- it's a great way of catching bad punctuation in general, as well as widows and orphans.

Am reading a quite interesting book called "Type: The Secret History of Letters," by Simon Loxley (published by I.B. Tauris). Type junkies (like me) might find it a pleasant summer read....

Linda

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