Module 1 Introduction: (CU4 M1)
Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process, focusing on surface errors such as misspellings and mistakes in grammar and punctuation. Proofreading marks are used by writers and editors to make corrections and revisions on printed copy. These standard marks are used for clarity and consistency. If you are revising your own work, you'll probably use these marks only occasionally, and may make up a system of marks that work for you. However, in many jobs you will be working in a team environment where writing and editing tasks are shared. To help with clarity and avoid confusion, it's important to apply these well-known marks correctly.
- Identify common proofreader marks.
- Use proofreader marks to edit and correct multiple types of writing errors.
- Create accurate business documents from edited copy.