The McGraw-Hill Desk Reference for Editors, Writers, and Proofreaders

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 13, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages

Packed with customizable editing tools--this practical, up-to-date reference includes the latest on writing and editing online

The McGraw-Hill Desk Reference for Editors, Writers, and Proofreaders is an indispensable resource for writers, editors, proofreaders, and virtually everyone responsible for crafting clear, polished writing. Ideal for professionals and novices alike, it guides you through the entire proofreading and editing process and features a CD-ROM with more than 25 interactive tools and checklists.

This all-in-one package offers style sheet templates, a list of editor’s symbols, comprehensive editing and proofreading checklists, and guides to commonly misspelled and confused words. It also presents advice on electronically editing and proofreading for the Web.


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Gearing Up to Edit
The 3 Cs What to Look for as You Work
Onscreen and Online
Specialty Editing
Editorial Extras
For Reference and Reading
For Download

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Page 215 - The part of a lowercase letter that extends above the body of the letter (as in b or d).
Page 151 - Summarize Options Choose a Layout O Document and comments with connector lines on separate pages O Document and comments with connector lines on single pages O Comments only Document and comments with sequence numbers on separate pages Paper size: Letter Sort comments by: Page...
Page 134 - To close the reviewing pane, click the Reviewing Pane button on the Reviewing toolbar, or press Ait+Shift+C.
Page 122 - Indents and Spacing | Line and Page Breaks General Alignment: Indentation Left: Right: Spacing Before: After: Line spacing: At: ^] Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style Preview labs...
Page 186 - ... the Web sites of the US Patent and Trademark Office and the International Trademark Association...
Page 67 - And at the end of the chapter, you'll find a checklist to help you keep track of them as you work.

About the author (2006)

K.D. Sullivan is an internationally recognized authority on proofreading. Founder and CEO of Creative Solutions Editorial, a national proofreading and editorial agency, she is also the coauthor of the recently published book The Gremlins of Grammar.

Merilee Eggleston has more than twenty years' experience as an editor, writer, and proofreader. She has edited more than 100 books, written advertising copy and materials for online education, and is the coauthor of The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Spanish for Health Care Professionals.

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