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Proofreading

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Proofreading

  1. 1. Proofreading<br />Module 5 Topic 3<br />
  2. 2. Proofreading Vocabulary<br />Download and review the Proofreading Vocabulary handout located below this PowerPoint file. Be sure to save and print the file for later use.<br />
  3. 3. Proofreading Tips<br />double check for errors you typically make<br />read out loud, read slowly, read one word at a time to determine if it makes sense<br />look for formatting and alignment errors<br />read what is actually on the page and not what you think<br />proof before printing<br />
  4. 4. Proofreading Tips<br />errors easily overlooked in first few lines and last few lines of document<br />check all numbers and spellings of questionable words with original copy<br />proofread more than once (if possible in pairs--one reads original and the other the keyed copy)<br />
  5. 5. Errors missed by Spell/Grammar Check<br />names and addresses not in computer’s dictionary<br />homonyms that are not misspelled but misused (i.e., they’re/their/there)<br />numbers only verified by checking original copy<br />repeated words and omitted words<br />formatting errors punctuation or capitalization errors<br />such as incorrect paragraph indentions or spacing between lines and words<br />
  6. 6. Common Proofreading Symbols<br />
  7. 7. Common Proofreading Abbreviations<br />
  8. 8. Common Proofreading Abbreviations<br />
  9. 9. Common Proofreading Abbreviations<br />
  10. 10. Additional Resources<br />LR Communication Systems, Inc—Proofreading and Editing Tips<br />Daily Writing Tips—8 Proofreading Tips and Techniques<br />

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