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Proofreading and Editing Precision,9780538698986

Proofreading and Editing Precision

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Edition:
4th
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9780538698986

ISBN10:
0538698985
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/6/2000
Publisher(s):
South-Western Educational Pub
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Summary

This activity-oriented text is designed to sharpen proofreading and editing skills.It provides a thorough review of the rules governing language arts. Computerized exercises found on the data disk are integrated throughout to give the user additional practice in editing and formatting documents just as they would in everyday life. Also included is the Template CD-ROM which provides realistic, hands-on experience in loading, proofreading, editing and formatting stored files. On-screen proofreading is another skill that must be learned and practiced because it is an activity that is performed by anyone who composes communication on computer. Document files on the template are identified in the student edition with a CD-ROM icon. System requirements: Word 6.0, Word97, WordPerfect 6.1 and Works 3.0 for Windows 95 or Windows NT. Word 6.0 and Works 3.0 for Macintosh.

Table of Contents

Errors! Errors! Errors!
1(8)
Importance of Profreading
2(1)
What Is Proofreading?
3(1)
What Kinds of Errors Are Most Common?
4(2)
Where Can a Proofreader Get Help?
6(1)
Methods of Proofreading
6(2)
What's Ahead?
8(1)
Spelling Errors
9(16)
Spelling Errors
10(1)
Transposition Errors
10(2)
Added Copy Errors
12(1)
Incorrect Letters
13(1)
Omitted Copy Errors
14(2)
Numerical Errors
16(1)
Spelling and Word Usage
17(2)
Proofreading Applications
19(4)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
23(2)
Word Division Errors
25(13)
The Nature of Word Division
26(1)
Guidelines for Word Division
26(8)
Proofreading Applications
34(3)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
37(1)
Cumulative Review Applications No. 1 38(51)
Capitalization Errors
43(14)
Capitalization
44(7)
Proofreading Applications
51(3)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
54(3)
Abbreviation Errors and Rough Drafts
57(16)
Abbreviations
58(5)
Rough Drafts
63(4)
Proofreading Applications
67(3)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
70(3)
Number Expression Errors
73(16)
Numbers Expressed as Words
74(2)
Numbers Expressed as Figures
76(2)
ZIP Codes
78(3)
Proofreading Applications
81(6)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
87(2)
Cumulative Review Applications No. 2 89(56)
Sentence Construction Errors, Part 1
93(18)
Sentence Structure
94(2)
Sentence Fragments
96(1)
Singular and Plural Nouns
97(1)
Intervening Modifiers
98(1)
Compound Subjects
99(1)
Collective Nouns
100(1)
Indefinite Pronouns
101(4)
Proofreading Applications
105(5)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
110(1)
Sentence Construction Errors, Part 2
111(16)
Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
112(3)
The Case of the Pronoun
115(7)
Proofreading Applications
122(4)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
126(1)
Sentence Construction Errors, Part 3
127(18)
Sentence Elements
128(1)
Parallel Structure in Sentences
129(2)
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
131(1)
Bias-Free Language
132(7)
Proofreading Applications
139(5)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
144(1)
Cumulative Review Applications No. 3 145(34)
Comma Errors
147(16)
The Importance of Punctuation Marks
148(1)
The Comma
148(6)
Other Comma Uses
154(5)
Proofreading Applications
159(3)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
162(1)
Other Punctuation Errors
163(16)
The Period, the Question Mark, and the Exclamation Mark
165(1)
The Semicolon
166(2)
The Colon
168(1)
The Apostrophe
169(3)
Underscoring and Italics
172(1)
Quotation Marks
172(3)
Proofreading Applications
175(3)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
178(1)
Cumulative Review Applications No. 4 179(64)
Format Errors: Letters and Memos
183(22)
Format
184(1)
Letters
185(11)
Interoffice Memorandums
196(5)
Proofreading Applications
201(3)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
204(1)
Format Errors: Reports and Job Search Documents
205(18)
Reports
206(3)
Job Search Documents
209(7)
Proofreading Applications
216(4)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
220(3)
Editing for Content, Clarity, and Conciseness
223(20)
What Is Editing?
224(1)
Editing for Content
224(4)
Editing for Clarity
228(4)
Editing for Conciseness
232(5)
Proofreading Applications
237(5)
Computerized Proofreading Applications
242(1)
Cumulative Review Applications No. 5 243(18)
Proofreading and Editing on Computer
247(14)
Introduction
248(1)
On-Screen Proofreading
248(2)
Information Processing Tools
250(7)
Electronic Mail (E-Mail)
257
Computerized Proofreading Applications
253(8)
Computerized Minisimulation: The Editor Online 261(14)
Alternate Instructions for Computerized Proofreading Applications
273(2)
APPENDIX 275(4)
Commonly Confused Words
275(2)
Frequently Misspelled Words
277(1)
Commonly Misspelled U.S. Cities
277(1)
Spellings and Two-Letter Abbreviations of States and U.S. Territories
278(1)
Letter Placement Guide and Report Formats
278(1)
Index 279(2)
Proofreader Marks 281


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