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I make mistakes. Does that mean I’m not cut out to be a proofreader?

I am very dissatisfied with my career trajectory (it may be laughable to even call it that) and I’m wondering if it is because I am doing something that I really have no aptitude for. Is there really such a thing as an "error-free" proofreader? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2013 - 24 answers

That's SanDeE* with a star

Sometimes I have to edit a document that contains many instances of the same proper name, such as a story about a person named Scheindler. Is there an easy way to get Word (or another program that I could paste the document into) to indicate any instances that are clearly trying to be Scheindler, but aren't (Schindler or Schiendler or Sheindler)? [more inside]
posted by payoto on Apr 26, 2013 - 10 answers

It's my problem, not there's...

How do I proofread my own work more thoroughly? [more inside]
posted by pantarei70 on Apr 23, 2012 - 29 answers

Proofreading at Scholastic NYC

Has anyone been a temporary proofreader for scholastic in nyc? I'm being offered an assignment proofreading high school science texts. If anyone has any knowledge of the culture, the work environment, the opportunities - or just stories of your experiences - do share.
posted by arr0wjun1per on Jul 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Who proofs the proofreaders?

I'm a professional copy editor who has been blessed with an intern with good instincts and grammatical understanding, but needs to learn the techniques of the craft. Right now I'm just reviewing her work and discussing her mistakes/omissions as they arise, but I'd like to do more formalized instruction. Can anyone recommend a lesson plan? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Oct 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Connect me with people who need academic editing.

Are there any websites that hook up editors with students willing to pay for paper-editing? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Mar 17, 2010 - 8 answers

What's the best (free) text-to-speech option available?

What is the absolute best text-to-speech (TTS) option? Oh yeah, must be free... [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Jul 29, 2009 - 4 answers

First freelance proofreading job?

How did you get your first freelance editing/proofreading job? [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on May 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Words into Type? Anyone?

Does anyone still use Words into Type? [more inside]
posted by scratch on Feb 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Proofreading Service

Does anyone know of a proofreading service that offers high end proofreading for professionals? [more inside]
posted by bucksox on Oct 26, 2008 - 9 answers

How to charge for editing a magazine?

How much should you charge for proofreading and editing? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Aug 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Editing math papers for spelling and grammar - worth it?

Anyone ever worked as an editor/proofreader for science and mathematics articles not written by native English speakers? [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Jul 20, 2008 - 8 answers

How much is my Master's worth?

WannabeEditorFilter: I hated my first year of grad school, with its accompanying anxiety attacks, no free time, surly students, and pages of really boring reading. I'm halfway through my Master's and I am dreading going back. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Feb 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Technical editing: if repeating a figure within a document, do you repeat the figure number or use a different number for the second occurrence of the figure?

I am editing a technical document that contains figures. One of these figures is referred to twice (on pages 13 and 33). What is the accepted way of dealing with this?

I want to show the figure twice, with different figure numbers. I think this will make it easy for the reader to see what's being referenced in both places. It doesn't bother me if the same picture has different figure numbers associated with it on different pages. It does, however, bother my boss, who wants to either show the figure only once and refer back to it in the second reference, or show it twice and use the same figure number in both places. (Have I explained that clearly enough?) (Chicago Manual of Style doesn't seem to address this.)
posted by booth on Jan 4, 2005 - 16 answers

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