Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2011 - Reference - 384 pages
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Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career

Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed

Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss.

  • Balance between style and rules
  • Master the art of the query
  • Use proofreader symbols
  • Edit and proof electronic documents
  • Build a solid freelancing career
  

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User Review  - Chris Jones - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading it. I recommend reading it as you would a reference book. I'm in magazine publishing, so I focused on those chapters that would help strengthen my editing career in that industry. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Ladd - Goodreads

this book has helped me a lot and has made me just that bit more excited for my future career Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Turning Your Skills into Paychecks 273
4
Welcome to the Word World
7
Jobs for Bookworms
17
Other Publishing Opportunities
31
Conquering Copyediting
43
So What Does a Copyeditor Do?
45
What Makes a Good Copyeditor Great
61
Boning Up on Punctuation and Usage
171
Dissecting Books and Magazines
199
Balancing Between Style and Rules
217
Creating and Using the AllImportant Style Sheet
227
Formatting a Manuscript
241
Editing and Proofreading Electronically
255
Turning Your Skills into Paychecks 273 Chapter 18 Hunting for Work
275
Preparing for a Freelance Career
289

A Handful of Copyediting Specialties
77
The Copyediting Process in Action
91
Picking Up a Proofreading Career
109
Mastering the Proofreading Symbols
119
Dipping Your Pencil in the Proofreading Waters
139
Watching a Proofreader in Action
157
Adding to Your Repertoire
169
Keeping the Freelance Jobs Coming
299
Ten Keys to Success as a Copyeditor
317
Ten Keys to Success as a Proofreader
325
Commonly Misspelled Words
335
Online Resources
345
Index
349
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Suzanne Gilad is the founder of PaidToProofread.com. Over the course of ten years, Sue proofread or copyedited over 1,200 books for Random House, Simon & Schuster, John Wiley & Sons, St. Martin’s Press, Oxford University Press, and Workman Publishing, among others.
Illustrating firsthand that proofreading and copyediting can be profitable and fun while allowing additional pursuits, Sue is also a successful voice-over artist based in New York. You can hear her voice happily hawking products and playing characters on national and regional radio and television.
Thanks to some unexpected proofreading projects on personal finance a few years ago, a whole world of education in residual income opened for Sue. She wrote The Real Estate Millionaire (McGraw-Hill, 2005) with her husband, Boaz Gilad.
Sue currently leads seminars on multiple streams of income, and her latest passion is to teach financial freedom. Sue’s next book is the story of the creation of 15 millionaires in five years. Visit www.SueGilad.com to learn more.

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