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Re: [BKARTS] proofreading



I got this tip once that has always worked well:

Proof read backwards.

j


> 
> 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).
> > ******************************
> >
> > 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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