Proofreading at the Computer, 10-Hour Series / Edition 2

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By learning a simple method of proofreading used by professional proofreaders that you can apply to any document, PROOFREADING AT THE COMPUTER gives you the proofreading skills needed to produce documents that are error-free. You will learn to proofread comparatively and get tips for checking documents with numbers, while also brushing up your knowledge of grammar and mechanics and learning how to get the most out of your word processor's spelling and grammar checkers. While in many organizations, documents are proofread by one individual and then passed to one or more others for additional checks, this book teaches you to proofread in teams. And because more and more messages are sent by e-mail, checking e-mail for misspellings and other mistakes has become increasingly important, this book also teaches e-mail proofreading skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538973571
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/25/2005
  • Series: 10 Hour Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 902,299
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1. PROOFREAD FOR KEYBOARDING ERRORS. 1-1. Correct as You Key. 1-2. Proofread Sentences. 1-3. Proofread a Paragraph. 1-4. Proofread a Newspaper Story. 1-5. Proofread an Invitation. 1-6. Proofread a Memo. UNIT 2. COMPARATIVE PROOFREADING. 2-1. Compare and Correct Paragraphs. 2-2. Compare a Flyer to a Proof Copy. 2-3. Check a Flyer Against a Calendar. 2-4. Proofread a News Release Against a Marked-Up Copy. 2-5. Check a Memo Against a Phone List. UNIT 3. PROOFREAD NUMBERS. 3-1. Check a Check Register. 3-2. Check Invoices Against a Price List. 3-3. Check a Monthly Report Against Receipts. 3-4. Compare a Registration List to Cards. 3-5. Compare a Report to Expense Slips. 3-6. Check ZIP Codes. UNIT 4. USE THE SPELL CHECKER. 4-1. Spelling-Checker Stumpers. 4-2. Spell-Check a Paragraph. 4-3. Check Spelling in a Letter. 4-4. Spell-Check and Proofread a Report. 4-5. Spell-Check and Proofread Newsletter Articles. 4-6. Get Help with Confusing Words. 4-7. Proofread a Legal Decision. 4-8. Proofread an E-Mail. UNIT 5. TEAM PROOFREADING. 5-1. Proofread Foreign Terms in a Team. 5-2. Revise a List and Proofread in a Team. 5-3. Proofread a Manual File in a Team. 5-4. Proofread a Newspaper Advertisement in a Team. 5-5. Proofread Web Page Copy in a Team. 5-6. Key Web Page Copy and Proofread in a Team. 5-7. Proofread a Scanned Document in a Team. UNIT 6. USE THE GRAMMAR CHECKER. 6-1. Proofread for Run-ons and Sentence Fragments. 6-2. Proofread for Parallel Sentence Parts. 6-3. Proofread for Subject-Verb Agreement. 6-4. Proofread for Pronoun Case. 6-5. Proofread for Plurals. 6-6. Proofread for Possessives. 6-7. Proofread Sentences for Grammar and Style Errors. 6-8. Check Grammar in a Memo. 6-9. Proofread a Report. 6-10. Check Grammar in an Intranet Posting. 6-11. Check Grammar in a Report. 6-12. Get Grammar and Style Help Online. UNIT 7. MAKE THE PUNCTUATION CHECK. 7-1. Proofread for Commas and End Punctuation. 7-2. Proofread for Colons and Semicolons. 7-3. Proofread for Apostrophes and Quotation Marks. 7-4. Proofread for All Punctuation Marks. 7-5. Check Paragraphs for Punctuation Errors. 7-6. Apply Six Basic Punctuation Rules. 7-7. Proofread an E-Mail for Punctuation Errors. 7-8. Proofread a Letter for Punctuation Errors. 7-9. Proofread a memo for Punctuation Errors. 7-10. Proofread a Report for Punctuation Errors. UNIT 8. PROOFREAD FOR MECHANICAL ERRORS. 8-1. Find Capitalization and Italics Errors. 8-2. Find Abbreviation, Italics, and Number Errors. 8-3. Proofread a Resume. 8-4. Proofread a Flyer. 8-5. Proofread an Intranet Posting. 8-6. Proofread a Letter for Usage Errors. 8-7. Proofread a News Release. 8-8. Proofread a Tri-Fold Brochure. UNIT 9. PROOFREAD FOR CONSISTENCY. 9-1. Proofread Sentences. 9-2. Proofread Paragraphs. 9-3. Proofread a Memo. 9-4. Proofread Board Minutes. 9-5. Proofread Merged Letters. 9-6. Proofread a Newsletter. UNIT 10. FORMAT COMMON DOCUMENTS. 10-1. Check Letter and Memo Parts. 10-2. Proofread a Business Letter for Formatting Errors. 10-3. Proofread a Personal Letter for Formatting Errors. 10-4. Create a Memo Template and Memo. 10-5. Proofread and Format a Two-Page Letter. 10-6. Compose a Personal Letter. 10-7. Create a Fax Cover Sheet. 10-8. Format and Proofread a Report. Simulation: Around-the-World Travel Club. Index.

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