Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies
Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed
Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé 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
Part I: Welcome to the Word World.
Chapter 1: Reading as a Job? Oh, Yes.
Chapter 2: Jobs for Bookworms.
Chapter 3: Other Publishing Opportunities.
Part II: Conquering Copyediting.
Chapter 4: So, What Does a Copyeditor Do?
Chapter 5: What Makes a Good Copyeditor Great.
Chapter 6: A Handful of Copyediting Specialties.
Chapter 7: The Copyediting Process in Action.
Part III: Picking Up a Proofreading Career.
Chapter 8: So, What Does a Proofreader Do?
Chapter 9: Mastering the Proofreading Symbols.
Chapter 10: Dipping Your Pencil in the Proofreading Waters.
Chapter 11: Watching a Proofreader in Action.
Part IV: Adding to Your Repertoire.
Chapter 12: Boning Up on Punctuation and Usage.
Chapter 13: Dissecting Books and Magazines.
Chapter 14: Balancing Between Style and Rules.
Chapter 15: Creating and Using the All-Important Style Sheet.
Chapter 16: Formatting a Manuscript.
Chapter 17: Editing and Proofreading Electronically.
Part V: Turning Your Skills into Paychecks.
Chapter 18: Hunting for Work.
Chapter 19: Preparing for a Freelance Career.
Chapter 20: Keeping the Freelance Jobs Coming.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Keys to Success as a Copyeditor.
Chapter 22: Ten Keys to Success as a Proofreader.
Part VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Commonly Misspelled Words.
Appendix B: Glossary.
Appendix C: Online Resources.