9780072976557

Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills w/ Student CD-ROM Package

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072976557

  • ISBN10:

    0072976551

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 3/25/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Let's face it, sometimes even the easiest mistakes are the most difficult to notice. For that reason, it is important to develop a sharpened sense of awareness when proofreading any document. The Fifth Edition of Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills helps you hone your skills in detecting and correcting errors in a variety of written communications.

Author Biography

Sue C. Camp (Boiling Springs, NC) is the author or coauthor of a number of popular books on writing and editing,including College English and Communication, Student Edition.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments viii
Pretest ix
UNIT 1 Proofreading for Keyboarding and Spelling Errors
Keyboarding Errors
1(38)
Spelling and Word Usage
39(25)
UNIT 2 Proofreading for Correct Capitalization, Plurals, Possessives, and Word Division
Capitalization
64(20)
Plurals, Possessives, and Word Division
84(20)
UNIT 3 Proofreading for Correct Punctuation
Comma Usage
104(17)
Other Punctuation
121(22)
UNIT 4 Proofreading for Correct Grammar, Sentence Structure, and Number Style
Grammar
143(20)
Sentence Structure
163(17)
Number Style
180(15)
UNIT 5 Proofreading for Correct Formatting
Formatting Memos and Letters
195(36)
Proofreading Reports and Other Multiple-Page Documents
231(29)
UNIT 6 Proofreading for Accuracy and Consistency
Proofreading Statistical and Technical Documents
260(18)
Correcting Inconsistencies
278(17)
UNIT 7 Editing for Content
Editing for Clarity, Conciseness, and Completeness
295(24)
Editing for Language Use
319(16)
Proofreading and Editing and Voice-Recognition Technology
335(9)
Posttest 344(3)
Appendix 347(4)
Checkup Answer Keys 351(22)
Keys for Applications A and B 373(36)
Index 409

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