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Provides textual content and proofreading routines, in addition to step by step directions for proofreading completely, competently, and successfully.

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The job requirements simply defy nature. Hired to ensure perfect copy, the proofreader must catch everyone else's mistakes and not make one in the process. No matter whose error it might have been initially, the proofreader 2 McNaughton, Harry H. Proofreading & Copyediting. New York: Hastings House, 1973. PROOFREADING SKILLS 19 is ultimately responsible. Unquestionably, anxiety comes with the territory. You should prepare yourself (and your ego) for the inevitable error, while at the same time do everything possible to avoid it.

If The Citizens and Southern National Bank (note the cap T and lowercase and) is referred to again but this time as the C&S Bank (note lowercase / and &), either reference may be correct. You will remember the details if they are written in the style sheet. You will also know what to do if C&S later appears as C & S (note spacing). To avoid having to search through the copy each time you see an inconsistency, first determine the proper spelling or capi- REMEMBERING WHAT YOU READ 29 talization or spacing (by asking the editor, finding the answer yourself, or using the predominant style).

Hired to ensure perfect copy, the proofreader must catch everyone else's mistakes and not make one in the process. No matter whose error it might have been initially, the proofreader 2 McNaughton, Harry H. Proofreading & Copyediting. New York: Hastings House, 1973. PROOFREADING SKILLS 19 is ultimately responsible. Unquestionably, anxiety comes with the territory. You should prepare yourself (and your ego) for the inevitable error, while at the same time do everything possible to avoid it. Here are some ways to ease the tension while you read: Clear the Room You can't be sociable and proofread at the same time, so don't talk to others while you are trying to concentrate.

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