Proofreading A Programmed Approach

ISBN-10: 0538724528

ISBN-13: 9780538724524

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

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This text provides a comprehensive review of rules for effective written communication. Each chapter concentrates on a specific type of error. Rules and proofreading exercises are presented in order of increasing difficulty from simple keyboarding errors in grammar, punctuation, format and sentence construction, to editing the content of messages. Frequently misspelled words are applied in end-of-chapter exercises. Tips for strengthening proofreading skills also appear at the end of most chapters.
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Book details

List price: $127.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 1/24/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Proofreading for Quality Control
What Are Proofreading and Editing?
Importance of Proofreading and Editing
Proofreading Techniques
Keyboarding Errors
Keyboarding Errors of Omissions, Additions, and Misstrokes
Keyboarding Errors in Figures, Enumerations, and Dates
Transposition Errors
Rough Draft Applications
Abbreviation Errors
Abbreviations
Word Division Errors
Guidelines for Correct Word Division
When to Avoid Word Division
Number Expression Errors
Guidelines for Correct Numerical Expression
Basic Rules
Specific Rules
Special Rules
Format Errors
Importance of Format
Letter Format
Business Letter Styles
Letter Placement
Memorandum Format
E-Mail Format
Report Format
Grammar Errors: Sentence Structure
Importance of Correct Grammar
Parts of a Sentence
Subject-Verb Agreement
Sentence Faults
Grammar Errors: Pronoun Agreement and Selection
Grammatical Accuracy
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Pronoun Cases
Gender-Neutral Language
Errors in Words Often Confused
Importance of Distinguishing between Similar Words
Words Deserving Special Consideration
Punctuation Errors, Part 1
Importance of Correct Punctuation
Terminal Punctuation
Internal Punctuation--The Comma
Using the Comma to Separate Words
Using the Comma to Separate Sentence Parts
Essential and Nonessential Elements
Punctuation Errors, Part 2
Punctuation to Clarify
Semicolon
Colon
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Underscore and Italics
Dash
Parentheses
Brackets
Capitalization Errors
Functions of Capitalization
Sentences, Words, and Headings
Names of Things and Places
Additional Capitalization Rules
Editing for Content
Editing for Content
Incorrect Facts
Inconsistencies
Missing Information
Editing for Conciseness
Editing for Conciseness
Cliches and Imprecise Words
Obsolete and Redundant Expressions
Passive Voice
Editing for Clarity
Editing for Clarity
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Parallel Construction
Simple Words
Strong Verbs
Solutions to End-of-Chapter Applications
Appendix
Index
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