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Re: [BKARTS] proofreading



Another rule: Don't proofread your own work.

Ginnie

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Kathleen Garness <kmgfinearts@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Also take frequent short breaks.
> 
> Kathy
> On Jul 6, 2006, at 8:58 AM, Michael Andrews wrote:
> 
> > All good practices.
> >
> > I found that the ultimate, foolproof proofing method is to have one  
> > person
> > read aloud from the original, with every word, space, paragraph and  
> > punctuation clearly stated,
> > while a second person follows the text and reads and marks a proof  
> > copy.
> >
> > This is only for desperate circumstances since it is always  
> > difficult to find two people who have the time.
> > But it is also the most effective.
> >
> > Otherwise, when proofing on your own, it takes more than one pass  
> > to catch them all.
> >
> > I usually go five or six proofing passes, and even then I am often  
> > surprised a year later when an error jumps off some finished page,  
> > grabs me by the throat and strangles the proofing right out of me.
> >
> > michael
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "J Godsey" <gods1216@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:22 AM
> > Subject: Re: 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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