A total of 26 chapters, plus appendices, glossary, index, and practical exercises make this a very useful 'pocket' book, just right for anyone considering freelance proofreading. You can learn about copy-editing too.
Use as a reference book on your Kindle or, if you have or can learn the skills, earn extra income from home. It's a complete professional guide for just £7.20 (saving over 50% on the paperback price), plus you can choose later, if you wish, to download some additional proofreading exercises.
Learn how to earn £20 plus per hour with this new book (and course). Still right up to date for this year (2013). It contains helpful information about publishing, working as a freelance proofreader and/or copy-editor, with a complete list of current proofreading marks - and how to use them!
It comes with free exercises to work on, and you can also download a professional proofreading and editing course online if required.
From the Publisher
The optional instant file download (PDF) is a professional three-part proofreading and copy-editing course with free extra exercises. Uses BS 5261C:2005 (marks for copy preparation and proof correction).
The Pocket Book of Proofreading offers a comprehensive overview of freelancing for publishers and working as a freelance proofreader.
Note: If this book were simply turned into A4 pages and made into a proofreading and editing course (which in fact it actually was originally), it would make a course that could be sold at the same price as existing proofreading courses on the market. Hence the value of this popular book.