Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470121718

ISBN-13: 9780470121719

Edition: 2007

Authors: Suzanne Gilad
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Description: 'Copyediting & Proofreading For Dummies' is for anyone who wants to learn the skills of proofreading and copyediting, and perhaps even take it to the next level and earn a significant income as a freelancer.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Welcome to the Word World
Reading as a Job? Oh, Yes
Jobs for Bookworms
Other Publishing Opportunities
Conquering Copyediting
So , What Does a Copyeditor Do?
What Makes a Good Copyeditor Great
A Handful of Copyediting Specialties
The Copyediting Process in Action
Picking Up a Proofreading Career
So , What Does a Proofreader Do?
Mastering the Proofreading Symbols
Dipping Your Pencil in the Proofreading Waters
Watching a Proofreader in Action
Adding to Your Repertoire
Boning Up on Punctuation and Usage
Dissecting Books and Magazines
Balancing Between Style and Rules
Creating and Using the All-Important Style Sheet
Formatting a Manuscript
Editing and Proofreading Electronically
Turning Your Skills into Paychecks
Hunting for Work
Preparing for a Freelance Career
Keeping the Freelance Jobs Coming
The Part of Tens
Ten Keys to Success as a Copyeditor
Ten Keys to Success as a Proofreader
Appendixes
Commonly Misspelled Words
Glossary
Appendix C
Index
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