Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

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Wiley, Apr 18, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 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  - Michael Meyer - Goodreads

The chapter on punctuation rules was helpful. Much of the book was about getting an editing job which was not what I expected. The before and after editing examples were useful in showing me I am a ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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