RE: Proofreading your own material

Subject: RE: Proofreading your own material
From: "Bill Darnall" <billdarnall -at- writingandtraining -dot- com>
To: "'Meryl R. Cohen'" <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Rick Quatro'" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>, "'techwr-l List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 07:55:33 -0800

Copyediting vs. proofreading
-Bill

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om] On Behalf Of Meryl R. Cohen
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:33 AM
To: Rick Quatro; techwr-l List
Subject: Re: Proofreading your own material

"Fired for proofreading your own material"!?

Why, and would they know anyway?

Meryl

On Saturday, February 14, 2015, Rick Quatro <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com> wrote:

> This may be a good idea for amateur writers responding in comments,
> but dangerous for professionals. I have worked at places where you
> will get fired for proofreading your own material. On another note,
> replying to idiots is usually fruitless, regardless of how good your
spelling is.
>
> Rick Quatro
> Carmen Publishing Inc.
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> Neilson
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> Subject: Proofreading your own material
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> Newly discovered (or rediscovered) proofing technique may be of aid to
> lone tech writers.
>
> My wife has recently become a prolific contributer to a couple of
> amateur science blogs. She has noticed that in the heat of responding
> to idiots////// people with whom she disagrees she can make errors.
> The most difficult kind is typing one valid word where a different one was
intended.
> Recently she wrote "leave" instead of "live".
>
> She's found a proofreading technique that I'd never considered. She
> copies and pastes her material into LibreOffice and changes the font
> size! The bigger size is easier to read and moreover it now looks like
> something written by someone else!
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References:
Proofreading your own material: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Proofreading your own material: From: Rick Quatro
Re: Proofreading your own material: From: Meryl R. Cohen

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