What proofreaders do not routinely do

In an earlier blog I discussed what proofreaders would normally do as part of their duties. There I touched on aspects of writing and publication that proofreaders would not normally be involved in: copy-editing, copyright and permissions, indexing, literary appraisal, page design and layout, and rewriting. Many professional proofreaders have the skills to perform some … Continue reading What proofreaders do not routinely do

The perils of typos (part 2)

Part 1 of Typos discussed different types of typo and ‘fat-finger syndrome’ and gave an example of an embarrassing and expensive mistake from the seventeenth century – a misprint in the Bible’s Ten Commandments. Next we will look at instances where there are no spelling errors as such, but the choice of words can lead … Continue reading The perils of typos (part 2)

The perils of typos (part 1)

Typos, an abbreviation for typographical errors, are mistakes made during typing, whether it be typing on a word processor, computer, or smartphone keyboard. The term typos refers to slips of the hand or fingers, not errors made out of ignorance, such as spelling errors. Wherever there is a keyboard to be used there is the … Continue reading The perils of typos (part 1)