In the beginning I started my freelance career in the late 1980s when all proofreading for book publishers was on paper. Usually it involved reading the proofs – either page proofs or galley proofs (proofs on continuous rolls of paper […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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