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1 Proofreading What’s it all about?

2 Would you hire this firm? “Let us infest you money. We now where to put it and you probably make much more than we does on the infestment.” “Let us infest you money. We now where to put it and you probably make much more than we does on the infestment.” Why or Why not?

3 Proofreading is checking copy for Accuracy Accuracy Spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. Spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. Impression Impression Tense, tone, intent Tense, tone, intent Professionalism Professionalism Overall appearance, clarity, conciseness Overall appearance, clarity, conciseness

4 Who Should Proofread and Why? Authors (You and I) Authors (You and I) Ensure accuracy Ensure accuracy Prevent giving a bad impression Prevent giving a bad impression Help put best foot forward Help put best foot forward Business professionals Business professionals Ensure the message is clear, concise, and accurate Ensure the message is clear, concise, and accurate Give the reader a good impression of the company Give the reader a good impression of the company Ensure proper response and avoid legal issues Ensure proper response and avoid legal issues

5 Computer Help Rember Rember Remember Remember Wendsday Wendsday Wednesday Wednesday Your vs. You’re Your vs. You’re Your computer is ready. Your computer is ready. You’re going to the wrong street. You’re going to the wrong street.

6 Proofreader’s Marks

7 To complete the worksheet: Take out a pencil Take out a pencil If you do not already have the Proofreader’s Marks worksheet, raise your hand for Mrs. C-C to give you one If you do not already have the Proofreader’s Marks worksheet, raise your hand for Mrs. C-C to give you one Once you get the worksheet, write your name on it Once you get the worksheet, write your name on it Read and follow the instructions listed at the top of the worksheet Read and follow the instructions listed at the top of the worksheet If you have any questions, let Mrs. C-C know If you have any questions, let Mrs. C-C know

8 Capitalize ruth doyle middle school rdms Cap or

9 Lowercase KeyBoarding

10 Insert busiess or

11 Insert Comma October

12 Insert Apostrophe Mrs. Cegers-Colemans class

13 Insert Space Todayis

14 New Paragraph This is the end of the last paragraph. This is the beginning of the next paragraph.

15 No New Paragraph or This is not the end of the paragraph. This line should not be indented. NoNo new

16 Let it stand; ignore correction The teacher was converting the system.

17 Close Up Wampus kit tens

18 Align Copy microphone keyboard speaker

19 Underline or Italics Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

20 Transpose Typing too fsat will cause typos.

21 Delete schoool The the big red truck.

22 Insert Period I am a student at Ruth Doyle Middle School

23 Spell Out Oct.

24 Move Up Move this up

25 Move Down; Lower Move this down

26 Move Right The students like to wear Converse shoes.

27 Move Left The students like to wear Converse shoes.

28 What does each mark mean?

29 THE END


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