Basics of Editing & Proofreading

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

Overview

Get a handle on the basics of editing and proofreading, including the skills and personal characteristics needed to succeed as an editor or proofreader, what to look for in either role, the importance of style manuals and some of their key differences, tips for using essential tools such as Microsoft Word and Acrobat/PDFs, commonly used marks and symbols for working on paper, and interacting effectively with clients and colleagues, as well as a variety of publication and online resources.