Proofreader's Marks, Continued
Before reviewing text and illustrations, do a preliminary review. Run through
the copy several times, looking for different errors each time. A checklist
will make sure the proofreader does a thorough job searching for errors.
Start at the beginning of the copy for each step in the following checklist.
Review the copy to see if all pages are in sequence and the artwork
Locate the cover. Write the word "cover" in the upper-left corner
and circle the word. If the cover is art, write on a blank piece of
paper the same size as the artwork and write "cover-see artwork
submitted." This is page number one.
Number the pages. At the end of the last page write "all" and circle
Check to make sure the classification is correctly marked on each
page and that the distribution statement is correct.
Now you are ready to concentrate on the text review.
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