FW: Proofreading your own material

Subject: FW: Proofreading your own material
From: "Margaret Cekis" <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "'techwr-l List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:21:06 -0500

Bill Darnall asked about Copyediting vs. proofreading
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Bill:
Before desk-top publishing, there was a whole series of editing procedures
or levels between the acceptance of a manuscript and it's final production.
Copyediting was at the beginning of the process for quickly produced
-information, such as news articles. Sometimes copyediting included fact
checking, and sometimes it was a separate operation. Copyeditors checked
spelling (especially names), grammar, punctuation, etc. If major information
was missing, the article was bounced back with questions, or passed to
another higher-level editor authorized to revise, reorganize, or reject the
manuscript. Proofreaders read the typeset copy and compared it to the marked
up draft to ensure that the typesetter had interpreted the copyediting marks
correctly, and had not introduced any new errors.
Now that we have DTP, many organizations expect the writers to do it all.
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA

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