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No matter what you do – to publish a book, print brochures, publishes a newspaper or magazine – the first proofs must be done before the transfer material in the layout. If the materials in manuscript or in print, but on paper, first of all, put the material in electronic form in a text format. About how “correctly” you will learn to type the text in the article Rules typing. After the editor (if any), on and after the introduction of copyright edits the material for the first pass proofreader proofreading. Our agency will usually agree with the author of all corrections made after the equalizer and materials are transferred to the layout.
Why do we need proofreading marks, if any changes are made as a proofreader in the electronic version. The fact that there is another proofreading – editing of typeset material and the editing goes with a sheet (printing typeset material). We recommend you do it after the approval of the author and layout before sending the material to the printer.
What should be the proofs?
At least two, first before the transfer material in the layout and the second before sending to the printer. A higher number of proof may be required when amending a large part of the text by the author in the process of typesetting, which is extremely undesirable – so try to change the text layout. The objectives of the first proof – edit all the spelling errors, problems korrektury- identify missing second error correction of technical errors and layout (a separate article with which we encourage you to read all).
What are the signs of proofreading?
First of all, if the corrector uses conventional signs, then the coder will not have additional questions and patching work will be accelerated. But very often there are situations when there is no common proofreading marks or may be interpreted ambiguously, in this case, we recommend to depart from the rules and make all the explanations on the fields as detailed as possible. We should always remember that the proofs do, first of all, to correct errors, but not to create a new ‘puzzles’.
How to proofread?
The most important thing to all of the fixes corrector were clearly visible and legible.
If you edit the black text, always use a red pen – the most vivid and significant. If you use a dark pen or pencil, then select them thin and bright. No matter what sign you put proofreading, recommends to put a tick in the margin opposite the patching (I have to say it’s against the rules), this greatly simplifies the process of making changes in the electronic version and will reduce the likelihood of missing a correction.
Do not smaller. If there is a problem of the premises of the new text proofreading marks or permutations begin to intersect and only confused – cross out the text, place the figure in a circle on the field or a separate piece of paper under this figure write the text.