Proofreading takes practice, experience and a good eye for detail, but it's not as complicated as it first looks. Learn the symbols (you'll learn lots of them as you go) and practice. Our proofreading marks chart will give you a push in the right direction, but if you want a more thorough proofreading lesson, I can enthusiastically recommend the Writers and Artists Yearbook. You'll find an excellent few pages under the Resources for Writers section which shows all the universal proofreading symbols in detail, as well as a great example of a heavily proof-read block of text (before and after, with all proofreading marks clearly shown). It'll also tell you where to find freelance proofreading work. We always have a copy around the studio - very handy!
Looks good. As a digital pack-rat and book accumulator with NO available flat surfaces in the house, I couldn’t resist ‘bookmarking’ it. Having reached an age where that old shtick about ‘not buying green bananas’ has come true, the ‘traditional publishing route’ is probably not my best option. Where would YOU tweak your list for a Kindle/Createspace, etc. route? ps: MY sketch for the current book (currently on Amazon sea-trials using a text temporary cover) was penned/colored months before the first word was written.
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