Re: Proofreading your own material

Subject: Re: Proofreading your own material
From: "RaphaelWorkman -at- comcast -dot- net" <raphaelworkman -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:14:31 -0700

Ken,

Forgive my ignorance, but I have a follow up question in reading the document from end to beginning.

Do you read every word (e.g. The previous sentence would read, "beginning to end from document the reading in question up follow...").

Or do you read the last sentence then the second to last sentence and so forth? Or paragraphs?

I'm interested in achieving the results you have achieved.

-Raphael

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 14, 2015, at 9:04 AM, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> wrote:
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> Way back in late 1979 and early 1980 -- in the days of phototypesetting and before desktop publishing -- while I was an associate editor at what was the American Society for Personnel Administration (now the Society for Human Resources Management), the editor of the association's monthly magazine showed me her own tried-and-true proofreading method.
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> Reading every story backwards, from end to the beginning. And I don't recall her ever failing to have the cleanest, error-free copy.
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> It was Catherine (Cate) Downes-Bower and if this ever gets back to her, kudos to her. I do it when time permits and consistently pass the tip along to my coworkers.
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> -- Ken in Atlanta
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> On Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:33 AM, Meryl R. Cohen <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
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>> "Fired for proofreading your own material"!?
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>> Why, and would they know anyway?
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>> Meryl
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>>> 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.
>>> 585-366-4017
>>> rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com <javascript:;>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Follow-Ups:

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
Re: Proofreading your own material: From: Ken Poshedly

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