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Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills w/ Student CD-ROM Package / Edition 5
     

Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills w/ Student CD-ROM Package / Edition 5

by Sue C Camp
 

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ISBN-10: 0072976551

ISBN-13: 2900072976556

Pub. Date: 03/25/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Let's face it, sometimes even the easiest mistakes are the most difficult to notice. For that reason, it is important to develop a sharpened sense of awareness when proofreading any document. The Fifth Edition of Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills helps you hone your skills in detecting and correcting errors in a variety of written communications.

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Overview

Let's face it, sometimes even the easiest mistakes are the most difficult to notice. For that reason, it is important to develop a sharpened sense of awareness when proofreading any document. The Fifth Edition of Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills helps you hone your skills in detecting and correcting errors in a variety of written communications.

Starting with easy-to-recognize errors and advancing to those more difficult to spot, this text and its exercises will help build your confidence and proficiency while proofreading and editing.

Featuring seven real-world modules, this CD features practice documents based on actual communications. Practical applications were taken from such fields as education and medicine, and the included seven modules give you the opportunity to apply your cumulative learning with an interesting series of applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900072976556
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Acknowledgmentsviii
Pretestix
Unit 1Proofreading for Keyboarding and Spelling Errors
Chapter 1Keyboarding Errors1
Chapter 2Spelling and Word Usage39
Unit 2Proofreading for correct Capitalization, Plurals, Possessives, and Word Division
Chapter 3Capitalization64
Chapter 4Plurals, Possessives, and Word Division84
Unit 3Proofreading for Correct Punctuation
Chapter 5Comma Usage104
Chapter 6Other Punctuation121
Unit 4Proofreading for Correct Grammar, Sentence Structure, and Number Style
Chapter 7Grammar143
Chapter 8Sentence Structure163
Chapter 9Number Style180
Unit 5Proofreading for Correct Formatting
Chapter 10Formatting Memos and Letters195
Chapter 11Proofreading Reports and Other Multiple-Page Documents231
Unit 6Proofreading for Accuracy and Consistency
Chapter 12Proofreading Statistical and Technical Documents260
Chapter 13Correcting Inconsistencies278
Unit 7Editing for Content
Chapter 14Editing for Clarity, Conciseness, and Completeness295
Chapter 15Editing for Language Use319
Chapter 16Proofreading and Editing and Voice-Recognition Technology335
Posttest344
Appendix347
Checkup Answer Keys351
Keys for Applications A and B373
Index409

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