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Subject:Proofreading From:Chris Betterton <chrisb -at- CONTEXT -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:37:00 +0000
Robert Plamondon wrote:
>Proofreading is not a basic writing skill. It's a specialized skill
>that works best on cold copy. I know a printer who believes
>that the best proofreaders don't even speak the language being
>proofed, because they can avoid being swept up by the content.
This is so true. The company I work for publish legal documents in
electronic form. These are scanned or keyed and then proofread in China, by
non English speakers. One of the reasons for this is cost, but we also find
that these people are superb proofreaders probably for the reasons Robert
email: chrisb -at- context -dot- co -dot- uk