background preloader

Proofreading Symbols and Abbreviations

Proofreading Symbols and Abbreviations
Common Proofreading Symbols Common Proofreading Abbreviations (The abbreviation would appear in the margin, probably with a line or arrow pointing to the offending element.) Some Online Aids on Proofreading and Editing Editing and Rewriting (from the Guide to Grammar and Writing) "Revising Your Writing" from Paradigm "Editing Your Writing" from Paradigm Proofreading Strategies — from Bowling Green University Guide to Grammar and Writing Learning Center Capital Community College

http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/writing/symbols.htm

Related:  EnglishPunctuation & SyllabicationPlagiarism Checkers and Proofreaders

List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. They are duplicated here with permission of the author, Evelyn Farbman, and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Inc. How to Proofread Proofreading means examining your text carefully to find and correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling. Here are some tips. Before You Proofread Be sure you've revised the larger aspects of your text. Don't make corrections at the sentence and word level if you still need to work on the focus, organization, and development of the whole paper, of sections, or of paragraphs.

12 Awesome Language Resources for the Word Nerd I’m an unabashed word nerd. I majored in English and have been a high school English teacher for almost 30 years. I run an online program helping homeschoolers develop writing skills, and I manage this wordy blog and a wordy Facebook page. I have become, over the years, something of an expert on grammar and usage, but it’s not due to any particular cleverness on my part. Uses of English verb forms This article describes the uses of various verb forms in the English language. This includes: For details of how inflected forms of verbs are produced in English, see English verbs. For the grammatical structure of clauses, including word order, see English clause syntax. For certain other particular topics, see the articles listed in the box to the right.

16.07 Proofreader’s marks - 16 Revision and Proofreading - The Canadian Style - TERMIUM Plus® - Translation Bureau If you are not responsible for producing final copy and have to indicate your revisions on the draft, you must use proofreader’s marks to help the typesetter or other specialist understand and make the changes required. If you are proofreading typeset material, you must distinguish between typesetting errors and changes you or the author have decided to make. The mark "AA" (author’s/editor’s alterations) indicates such alterations. English Grammar: a complete guide Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semicolon or how to place adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place. Edufind.com is a complete English grammar guide filled with the rules of English usage. Each grammatical rule is explained in plain English with several examples, and when needed, counter-examples. The grammatical rules covered by this guide are categorized below.

Modal verb A modal verb (also 'modal','modal auxiliary verb', 'modal auxiliary') is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality – that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and obligation.[1] Examples include the English verbs can/could, may/might, must, will/would, and shall/should. In English and other Germanic languages, modal verbs are often distinguished as a class based on certain grammatical properties. Function[edit] A modal auxiliary verb gives information about the function of the main verb that it governs. Modals have a wide variety of communicative functions, but these functions can generally be related to a scale ranging from possibility ("may") to necessity ("must"), in terms of one of the following types of modality:

A Useful Proofreading Marks Chart -Universal Proofreading Symbols and Examples This proofreading marks chart will give you a good idea of what the most common proofreading marks mean. If you would like to know more about proof reading basics, see our article on Proofreading in Graphic Design and Universal Proofreading Symbols. As a graphic designer, you'll find that your main involvement in proofreading will be in interpreting and implementing, rather than actually proofreading documents. In order to learn the art of proofreading, years ago, I underwent a proofreading correspondence course which helped me get off on the right foot. That won't be necessary if you are just interpreting. You just need to understand how the system works, and what the universal proofreading symbols actually mean.

Related: