Scripteasers

Scripteasers

by Nell Evans
     
 

As printing is the art preservative of all the arts, so proofreading is the guardian of that art. It is the proof­reader who gives the final OK before the press closes the last gate. It is he who must make certain that the printed word says precisely what the author wants to say — a most exacting task when one considers that every letter and every space… See more details below

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As printing is the art preservative of all the arts, so proofreading is the guardian of that art. It is the proof­reader who gives the final OK before the press closes the last gate. It is he who must make certain that the printed word says precisely what the author wants to say — a most exacting task when one considers that every letter and every space is a potential error. But what a delight and per­sonal satisfaction when the final product comes out right!
Nell Womack Evans exhibits a wide experience in various phases of the graphic arts. Writing in a lively, often broadly humorous manner, she relates the origin and de­velopment of some of our most picturesque words. With the authority deriving from a broad background, she com­ments on the bugaboos in spelling, punctuation and choice of words that plague editor and proofreader alike.
To read this book is to gain an education — and enjoy yourself at the same time. Many of the pitfalls discussed are sure to strike a responsive chord in the mind of every proofreader. She speaks our language.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015528862
Publisher:
Scripting
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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