Re: Fw: Editing Marks - Please Help!!!
I wouldn't edit or proofread hard copy your way on a bet, but that'sYou're missing the point: editing isn't about what you're comfortable with - it's about what the writer you're editing is comfortable with. Standard proof reading marks are efficient once you learn them, but if the person you're working with doesn't understand them, you're wasting your efforts.
because I'm thoroughly comfortable in the traditional style.
I found this out the hard way my first semester as a teaching assistant. Even with a crib sheet to the marks, students were always asking me what a mark meant. Many times, too, even though they knew what a mark meant, they didn't know how to correct the error In the end, I stopped using them. Writing out the comments in full and explaining how to fix them took longer, but at least I could communicate.
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