• book

From the Publisher

Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career

Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing youraccuracy and speed

Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to knowmore about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps youposition yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winningrésumé and land the job you've always wanted. Books,magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improveany 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

Topics: Writing, Language, Job Search, Career, How-To Guides, and Informative

Published: Wiley on
ISBN: 9781118051313
List price: $19.99
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Related Articles

Literary Hub
15 min read

Interview with a Gatekeeper: Jacques Testard

A small press in London is making big news: this past March, Fizcarraldo Press received the inaugural First Republic of Consciousness Prize, an award that honors a novel published by a small press in the UK and Ireland with the exacting criteria of “hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose.” Jacques Testard, the founder and editor of Fitzcarraldo, spoke with us before John Keene’s Counternarratives was selected as the winner, and it’s apparent Testard’s standards are as unequivocal as the prize his book just won. Kerri Arsenault: How did you come to editing? Jacques Testard: Not because
Ad Age
2 min read

Get Tipsy: 'Rose-Fueled' Chatbot for Cannes Shenanigans

First-timer at Cannes? Do you have constant #FOMO? Have no fear. Huge has created a chatbot -- appropriately named Tipsy to reflect the mind state of attendees -- to provide people with useful Cannes tips throughout the week. Tipsy, which was developed in partnership with Betaworks and Dexter, is available on Facebook Messenger and offers fun advice gathered from months of research, such as Boozy Tips, Delicious Tips and Random Tips. "We wrote all of the conversation to feel as natural as possible," said Jason Musante, global exec creative director at Huge. "People usually read tip lists and t
Nautilus
2 min read
Psychology

Mumbling Isn’t a Sign of Laziness—It’s a Clever Data-Compression Trick

Many of us have been taught that pronouncing vowels indistinctly and dropping consonants are symptoms of slovenly speech, if not outright disregard for the English language. The Irish playwright St. John Ervine viewed such habits as evidence that some speakers are “weaklings too languid and emasculated to speak their noble language with any vigor.” If that’s so, then we are swimming in a sea of linguistic wimpiness; Keith Johnson found that speakers relaxed or dropped sounds in more than 60 percent of words spoken in conversation. Happily, the science of mumbling offers a far less judgmental—a