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.

THE DUMMIES WAY®

Explanations in plain English
"Get in, get out" information
Icons and other navigational aids
Online cheat sheet
Top ten lists
A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

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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good reference book if you're copyediting/proofreading - Goodreads
I would lick to thank the authhor for writing good. - Goodreads
I recommend reading it as you would a reference book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Daniel Clausen - Goodreads

I foond da book a good brush upp for proofreadding. I would lick to thank the authhor for writing good. ;) For those of you who want to brush up your proofreading or editing skills, please keep in ... Read full review

Review: Copyediting & Proofreading for Dummies

User Review  - Alyce Hunt - Goodreads

User-friendly and easy to understand, while being perfect for beginners or people considering working in the field. Contains separate sections for copyeditors and proofreaders, efficiently describing the differences between the two positions. 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 has proofread or copyedited over 1,200 titles for more than 20 prominent publishing imprints.

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