Freelance Proofreading and Copy-editing: A Guide Paperback – 1 Jun 1995
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Entry-level Sourcebook for Newcomers to the Field
This entry-level sourcebook is aimed at those without experience in either the freelance field or the publishing industry. It contains an overview of the publishing process and the freelance's role within it; basic proofreading and copy-editing techniques; where and how to find work and training; and a series of instructional exercises which are both evaluative and educational. Purchasers are also granted access to information updates at the author's Website.
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The topics covered include overviews of book production, copy-editing, and proofreading, how to make the first contact with a publisher, a list of publishers that use freelancers, and a number of exercises to help you learn the marks and skills you need.
I am definitely glad I bought this book and I will read it again before too long.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book surpassed all my expectations for the price.Published 10 months ago by Jennifer Cotterill
Really useful!! Full of information, and prepares you for life as a proofreader!Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read the meat of this guide in little more than a morning. The remaining half of this book is filled with lists of more informative books to read, lists of suggested contacts,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dan Goldfield
Very antiquated. Seems to have been written before computers become popular. Not very relevant to modern proofreading, which is mostly done electronically.Published 24 months ago by Mathmo
For someone (me) thinking of becoming a freelance proofreader, this book is an excellent guide. Easy to read, extremely instructive and informative, it contains examples of... Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2014 by MalMonroe
Essential reading for any aspiring proofreader. Honest and truthful in context, it is a simple and effective book that I constantly refer to.Published on 26 Jan. 2014 by Riggers
this is a very well thought out, easy to read and simply written book that can be easily used for a quick reference glance as well as an in depth reading material. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2014 by pet project