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While working at an advertising agency, one of the principals put a
gopher on proofreading. His name was Ray and he spoke 4 or 5
languages (not uncommon here in Montreal). I was put-out and felt
threatened. To make a long story short, nothing got by him. He earned
the nickname of "Surgical Ray" because of his precision. He turned
out to be the best thing that ever happened to us. I still miss his
work and call him occasionally to ask him about some turn of phrase
regarding its ease of translation or interpretation.
Although Ray had intuitive ability to spot irregularities, he didn't
know about standard proofreading marks or correct techniques for
using them. Armed with these and a sharp blue pencil, much effort can
be saved and confusion avoided during markup and correction.
Along with other sources, try: http://www.eeicommunications.com/staffing/marks.html
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