9780538442480

Proofreading & Editing Precision (Book with CD- ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538442480

  • ISBN10:

    0538442484

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 5/19/2005
  • Publisher: South-Western Educational Pub
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Summary

Proofreading and Editing Precision is a comprehensive, activity-oriented book designed to sharpen proofreading and editing skills. It provides a thorough review of the rules governing language arts and applies them in business documents. Computerized exercises are integrated to give users practice in proofreading, editing, and formatting documents just as they would in everyday situations.

Table of Contents

Errors! Errors! Errors!
1(8)
Importance of Proofreading
2(1)
What Is Proofreading?
3(1)
What Kinds of Errors Are Most Common?
4(1)
Where Can a Proofreader Get Help?
5(1)
Methods of Proofreading
6(2)
What's Ahead?
8(1)
Keyboarding 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)
Proofreading at the Computer
23(2)
Word Division Errors
25(16)
The Nature of Word Division
26(1)
Guidelines for Word Division
26(7)
Proofreading Applications
33(5)
Proofreading at the Computer
38(1)
Cumulative Application
39(2)
Capitalization Errors
41(16)
Capitalization
42(7)
Proofreading Applications
49(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
53(3)
Cumulative Application
56(1)
Abbreviation Errors and Rough Drafts
57(18)
Abbreviations
58(5)
Rough Drafts
63(4)
Proofreading Applications
67(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
71(3)
Cumulative Application
74(1)
Number Expression Errors
75(18)
Numbers Expressed as Words
76(2)
Numbers Expressed as Figures
78(2)
ZIP Codes
80(3)
Proofreading Applications
83(6)
Proofreading at the Computer
89(2)
Cumulative Application
91(2)
Sentence Construction Errors, Part 1
93(16)
Sentence Structure
94(2)
Sentence Fragments
96(1)
Singular and Plural Nouns
97(1)
Intervening Modifiers
97(1)
Compound Subjects
98(1)
Collective Nouns
99(1)
Indefinite Pronouns
100(3)
Proofreading Applications
103(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
107(1)
Cumulative Application
108(1)
Sentence Construction Errors, Part 2
109(16)
Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
110(3)
The Case of the Pronoun
113(6)
Proofreading Applications
119(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
123(1)
Cumulative Application
124(1)
Sentence Construction Errors, Part 3
125(18)
Sentence Elements
126(1)
Parallel Structure in Sentences
127(2)
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
129(1)
Bias-Free Language
130(7)
Proofreading Applications
137(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
141(1)
Cumulative Application
142(1)
Comma Errors
143(18)
The Importance of Punctuation Marks
144(1)
The Comma
144(6)
Other Comma Uses
150(5)
Proofreading Applications
155(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
159(1)
Cumulative Application
160(1)
Other Punctuation Errors
161(18)
The Period, the Question Mark, and the Exclamation Mark
163(1)
The Semicolon
164(2)
The Colon
166(1)
The Apostrophe
167(3)
Underscoring and Italics
170(1)
Quotation Marks
170(3)
Proofreading Applications
173(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
177(1)
Cumulative Application
178(1)
Format Errors: Letters and Memos
179(22)
Format
180(2)
Letters
182(9)
Interoffice Memorandums (Memos)
191(4)
Proofreading Applications
195(4)
Proofreading at the Computer
199(1)
Cumulative Application
200(1)
Format Errors: Reports and Job Search Documents
201(20)
Reports
202(3)
Job Search Documents
205(7)
Proofreading Applications
212(6)
Proofreading at the Computer
218(1)
Cumulative Application
219(2)
Editing for Content, Clarity, and Conciseness
221(24)
What Is Editing?
222(1)
Editing for Content
222(4)
Editing for Clarity
226(4)
Editing for Conciseness
230(5)
Proofreading Applications
235(6)
Proofreading at the Computer
241(1)
Cumulative Application
242(3)
Proofreading and Editing on Computer
245(16)
Introduction
246(1)
On-Screen Proofreading
246(2)
Information Processing Tools
248(1)
Electronic Mail (E-Mail)
249(3)
Proofreading at the Computer
252(9)
Computerized Minisimulation: The Editor Online
261(12)
Proofreading at the Computer
271(2)
APPENDIX
273(4)
Commonly Confused Words
273(2)
Frequently Misspelled Words
275(1)
Commonly Misspelled U.S. Cities
276(1)
Spellings and Abbreviations of States and U.S. Territories
276(1)
Index 277

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