Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

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Wiley, Apr 18, 2007 - Reference - 384 pages
14 Reviews
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  - 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

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User Review  - Anita - Goodreads

I love this book's extensive material on the subject of proofreading/copyediting. But, I think a 2nd updated edition is needed. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Suzanne Gilad is the founder of 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 to learn more.

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