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Copyediting & Proofreading For Dummies


Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career. This guide contains 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.

This For Dummies” book seeks to bring out the editor in all of us. Suzanne Gilad defines a copyeditor or proofreader as simply a normal person, you or me, who loves to read, puts in a little extra attention to detail and gets paid for it. Forget, she says, the notion of the bespectacled bookworm in a dusty office, and utilize her user-friendly resource as the way to jumpstart your own freelance editing career. However, Gilad's work is not solely for those looking for editorial work; it seeks to help anyone who writes and edits on a regular basis with helpful tips on punctuation, grammar, and keeping a consistent tone and authorial voice.

About the author
Suzanne Gilad is the founder of Over the course of ten years, Sue proofread or copyedited over 1,200 books for Random House, Simon & Schuster, John Wiley & Sons, St. Martins Press, Oxford University Press, and Workman Publishing, among others.

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