Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies

Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speedInterested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader Want to know about what

  • Title: Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies
  • Author: Suzanne Gilad
  • ISBN: 9780470121719
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speedInterested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader Want to know about what each job entails This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success Polish your skills, build a winning resume and land the job you ve always wanted Books,Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speedInterested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader Want to know about what each job entails This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success Polish your skills, build a winning resume and land the job you ve always wanted Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss.Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career

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  • Yesterday we watched Guy Masterson's Barking Mad, a one-man comedy routine that Masterson wrote as a tribute to his German wife Brigitta. Well, I thought, I can do that tooScene 1[A school playground. A cute but anxious SECOND-GRADER is staring at his exercise book. He doesn't notice NOT in the background]SECOND-GRADER: Oh no! Is it S-E-E-L-I-N-G? Or C-I-E-L-I-N-G? Teacher's gonna be so mad, she wanted us to practice-NOT: [sotto voce] It's a job for Copyeditorwoman![In a split second, she's wear [...]


  • This book has everything you could possibly want to know about copyediting and proofreading. It's the first 'Dummies' book that I've ever read, and it's going to be an invaluable resource for me as I start to develop my freelance career.


  • Great ResourceGreat ResourceThis book lays the stepping stones to an independent life as a freelance copywriter or proofreader making a good living. While the author says it's a resource guide, I read it like a novel. Suzanne offers warm encouragement, funny stories, and an insider's view on how to reach the goal. You'll find examples, templates, and links to tools you will need, as well as advice and straight talk on how to take your first step. Buy it now!


  • This is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to become an editor in any way, shape, or form! I definitely plan to keep it on my shelf and in use.


  • I'm currently undertaking a distance learning proofreading course, so when somebody at work (I work for the publisher of this book) offered me a free copy that had been lying on their desk for years I jumped at the chance for a little extra guidance. If you've ever read a dummies book before you'll know what kind of style to expect. It's easy reading and as basic as you're going to get which is what I was looking for. My course notes give me the tricky in-depth information and this text breaks i [...]


  • Just going to stay on top of things in the weeks before my next class starts. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Most of this book was material I covered in Copyediting I, but I didn't mind re-reading it in a less academic tone and setting. Since this is an entry in the For Dummies series, plenty of the material was superficial in nature; however, it's completely worth the price of admission for Chapters 18, 19, and 20, which are full of what I thou [...]


  • User-friendly and easy to understand, while being perfect for beginners or people considering working in the field. Contains separate sections for copyeditors and proofreaders, efficiently describing the differences between the two positions.


  • Less of a guide and more of an advice book. Nice introduction to the concept of copyediting, but should be skimmed and used for reference to look up simple stuff.


  • Has some good resources but has weaknesses as well.The single most important bit of information I gained was regarding Style Sheets. The small publishers I have worked for have not incorporated style sheets, so I was unfamiliar with them; however, I definitely see their worth and plan to add this to my editing process. I also found the following sections helpful: sample copyediting passages, common word usage mishaps, the overview on dictionaries and style guides and their individual strengths, [...]


  • I really don't like the for Dummies jokey style. Sure, it is OK the first time you come across it, but after a while it grates a bit. Please update your style guide!That said, plenty of useful tips and information about copyediting and proofreading. Given me plenty to think about, and I will attempt to apply some of it to any writing I do at the appropriate stage.Having read this review through a couple of times, hope there are not any errors


  • This was my first "Dummies" book, and I found it to be quite helpful in getting myself started as a proofreader. The copy I read was from the library, but I plan on purchasing a copy for myself when I get a chance--perhaps after my first paying proofreading job. Considering the topic, I was surprised at the number of typos (even in the corrected samples); don't let this deter you, it's still a very helpful resource. We'll call them PE's. ;-)


  • The chapter on punctuation rules was helpful. Much of the book was about getting an editing job which was not what I expected. The before and after editing examples were useful in showing me I am a terrible proofreader. The book did little to help me learn to be a better proofreader(in fairness it did have a few suggestions for how to proofread.)


  • I enjoyed reading it. I recommend reading it as you would a reference book. I'm in magazine publishing, so I focused on those chapters that would help strengthen my editing career in that industry.It does offer a plethora of tips, websites and great insight on the process. Read it and 're-read it as needed.


  • Quite a bit of useful information for those looking to know more about copyediting and proofreading. However, Gilad's tone of writing leaves less than to be desired and the examples provided, to explain the concepts, are very simplistic. The simplicity isn't particularly informative for those proofreading/copyediting more complex pieces and looking for assistance with such projects.


  • I foond da book a good brush upp for proofreadding. I would lick to thank the authhor for writing good. ;) For those of you who want to brush up your proofreading or editing skills, please keep in mind that quite a few of the chapters are devoted to explaining the business of copyediting and proofreading as a career.





  • This appears to be an excellent starting resource. The writing style could be more terse, but this is apparently the brand norm for this publisher.



  • A must-have for all those who do not want to be shamed by their copy-editor when submitting their manuscript. Get it right the first time by having this handing book close-by at all times!


  • I love this book's extensive material on the subject of proofreading/copyediting. But, I think a 2nd updated edition is needed.


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