Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

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Overview

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. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé, and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate ...

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Overview

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. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé, and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents — find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss.

  • Balance between style and rules
  • Master the art of the query
  • Use proofreader symbols
  • Edit and proof electronic documents
  • Build a solid freelancing career
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470121719
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 179,098
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    I Started My Business

    This book was a great read and helped me tremendously. I understood that it was possible. It does work. I began my business while I was still reading the book. Several people sent me things to edit and I have started to build my resume. I thank Suzanne very much.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Major Content Issues!!!

    Do not buy this as a nook book! When you get to the chapter on proofreading, you will not be able to read the examples of how proofreaders marks are used. They are microscopic! If you try to enlarge the font of the text, everything but these examples will enlarge. This was very frustrating. I was lucky to be reimbursed and was told what they would normally do is alert the publisher that there are content issues. That means you will have wasted your money on a totally useless book. Buy a hard copy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Cannot read using the Nook application for Android

    I bought this book and downloaded it to my phone, which is the only device I have for reading e-books, and it is nothing but blank pages with a cartoon icon every now and then. B&N insists there is nothing wrong with it on their end, and it cannot be returned or refunded. Maybe this book is readable on the actual Nook device, but I basically paid for a bunch of blank pages. This is the first complaint I have with B&N e-books, but it is a big enough of problem that I will be buying from a source that has a return policy from now on! I don't think the copy of this book that I bought deserves any stars.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

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    Highly Recommended !

    I found this book to be most helpful. I have been considering Proofreading as a career...going through this book has helped me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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