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Copyediting & proofreading for dummies

Author: Suzanne Gilad
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2007] ©2007
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Gilad
ISBN: 9780470121719 0470121718
OCLC Number: 82671810
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Welcome to the word world --
Reading as a job? Oh, yes --
Jobs for bookworms --
Other publishing opportunities --
Part II: Conquering copyediting --
So, what does a copyeditor do? --
What makes a good copyeditor great --
A handful of copyediting specialists --
The copyediting process in action --
Part III: Picking up a proofreading career --
So, what does a proofreader do? --
Mastering the proofreading symbols --
Dipping your pencil in the proofreading waters --
Watching a proofreader in action --
Part IV: Adding to your repertoire --
Boning up on punctuation and usage --
Dissecting books and magazines --
Balancing between style and rules --
Creating and using the all-important style sheet --
Formatting a manuscript --
Editing and proofreading electronically --
Part V: Turning your skills into paychecks --
Hunting for work --
Preparing for a freelance career --
Keeping the freelance jobs coming --
Part VI: The part of tens --
Ten keys to success as a copyeditor --
Ten keys to success as a proofreader --
Part VII: Appendixes --
Appendix A: Commonly misspelled words --
Appendix B: Glossary --
Appendix C: Online resources.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Copyediting and proofreading for dummies
Responsibility: by Suzanne Gilad.
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