Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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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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 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: 9781118051313
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 312,400
  • File size: 29 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Suzanne Gilad is the founder of PaidToProofread.com. Over the course of ten years, Sue proofread or copyedited over 1,200 books for Random House, Simon & Schuster, John Wiley & Sons, St. Martin’s Press, Oxford University Press, and Workman Publishing, among others.
Illustrating firsthand that proofreading and copyediting can be profitable and fun while allowing additional pursuits, Sue is also a successful voice-over artist based in New York. You can hear her voice happily hawking products and playing characters on national and regional radio and television.
Thanks to some unexpected proofreading projects on personal finance a few years ago, a whole world of education in residual income opened for Sue. She wrote The Real Estate Millionaire (McGraw-Hill, 2005) with her husband, Boaz Gilad.
Sue currently leads seminars on multiple streams of income, and her latest passion is to teach financial freedom. Sue’s next book is the story of the creation of 15 millionaires in five years. Visit www.SueGilad.com to learn more.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to the Word World.

Chapter 1: Reading as a Job? Oh, Yes.

Chapter 2: Jobs for Bookworms.

Chapter 3: Other Publishing Opportunities.

Part II: Conquering Copyediting.

Chapter 4: So, What Does a Copyeditor Do?

Chapter 5: What Makes a Good Copyeditor Great.

Chapter 6: A Handful of Copyediting Specialties.

Chapter 7: The Copyediting Process in Action.

Part III: Picking Up a Proofreading Career.

Chapter 8: So, What Does a Proofreader Do?

Chapter 9: Mastering the Proofreading Symbols.

Chapter 10: Dipping Your Pencil in the Proofreading Waters.

Chapter 11: Watching a Proofreader in Action.

Part IV: Adding to Your Repertoire.

Chapter 12: Boning Up on Punctuation and Usage.

Chapter 13: Dissecting Books and Magazines.

Chapter 14: Balancing Between Style and Rules.

Chapter 15: Creating and Using the All-Important Style Sheet.

Chapter 16: Formatting a Manuscript.

Chapter 17: Editing and Proofreading Electronically.

Part V: Turning Your Skills into Paychecks.

Chapter 18: Hunting for Work.

Chapter 19: Preparing for a Freelance Career.

Chapter 20: Keeping the Freelance Jobs Coming.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Keys to Success as a Copyeditor.

Chapter 22: Ten Keys to Success as a Proofreader.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Commonly Misspelled Words.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Appendix C: Online Resources.

Index.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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