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

Other Format (Print)
Rent from
(Save 67%)
Est. Return Date: 07/28/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 39%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $10.41
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (15) from $10.41   
  • New (5) from $86.02   
  • Used (10) from $10.41   


Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills provides readers with tips and techniques for proofreading and

editing in the real world. Chapters address spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and even common

keyboarding errors. A special CD-ROM features challenging review modules that cover proofreading in a

variety of occupations, while a section on voice recognition technology discusses latest technologies.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072976557
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 3/25/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 672,607
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue C. Camp (Boiling Springs, NC) is the author or coauthor of a number of popular books on writing and editing,

including College English and Communication, Student Edition.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments viii
Pretest ix
Unit 1 Proofreading for Keyboarding and Spelling Errors
Chapter 1 Keyboarding Errors 1
Chapter 2 Spelling and Word Usage 39
Unit 2 Proofreading for correct Capitalization, Plurals, Possessives, and Word Division
Chapter 3 Capitalization 64
Chapter 4 Plurals, Possessives, and Word Division 84
Unit 3 Proofreading for Correct Punctuation
Chapter 5 Comma Usage 104
Chapter 6 Other Punctuation 121
Unit 4 Proofreading for Correct Grammar, Sentence Structure, and Number Style
Chapter 7 Grammar 143
Chapter 8 Sentence Structure 163
Chapter 9 Number Style 180
Unit 5 Proofreading for Correct Formatting
Chapter 10 Formatting Memos and Letters 195
Chapter 11 Proofreading Reports and Other Multiple-Page Documents 231
Unit 6 Proofreading for Accuracy and Consistency
Chapter 12 Proofreading Statistical and Technical Documents 260
Chapter 13 Correcting Inconsistencies 278
Unit 7 Editing for Content
Chapter 14 Editing for Clarity, Conciseness, and Completeness 295
Chapter 15 Editing for Language Use 319
Chapter 16 Proofreading and Editing and Voice-Recognition Technology 335
Posttest 344
Appendix 347
Checkup Answer Keys 351
Keys for Applications A and B 373
Index 409
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)