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hanygeorge38



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:13 am    Post subject: proofreading Reply with quote

could you tell me what is meant by proofreading ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good online dictionary can be found at:

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary

Main Entry: proof·read
Pronunciation: 'prüf-"rEd
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): proof·read /-"red/; -read·ing
Etymology: back-formation from proofreader
Date: 1920
: to read and mark corrections in (as a proof )
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the correcting of copy (text) for any type of error; errors an editor may have missed, but especially formatting errors. For example, a proofreader would notice and fix a sentence that somehow was typed in a different font than the rest of the copy.
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