This handout provides some tips and strategies for revising your writing. To give you a chance to practice proofreading, we have left seven errors (three spelling errors, two punctuation errors, and two grammatical errors) in the text of this handout. See if you can spot them!
- For those interested in the fields of editing or proofreading, you are on the right page! We are the Internet's most concise resource for information on editing/proofreading careers, qualifications and employment opportunities.
If you have ever wondered what a proofreading job entails and what the qualifications for the job might be, then you are on the right page. Many people have the misconception that succeeding as a proofreader only requires a sound knowledge of grammar. In addition to a basic knowledge of grammar, you would need additional training to further your ability to find inconspicuous errors.

- Moritz Legal Proofing has two primary goals: to properly train our students in legal proofreading, and to help them gain employment as legal proofreaders. Since our inception in 1986, we've been doing exactly that. Although our class was initially taught in one day, we soon discovered students received higher test results and were better prepared for the job market if we invested more time and materials, and kept the class sizes small. Our respected two-day format with homework evolved in 1987, and our students have been passing those legal proofreading tests ever since!

- Publishing poorly written copy or copy that has not been edited at all, could reflect negatively on the author, the cause for which the material is published, or the organization that the author represents. It is a proven fact that a well-written content easily gets the green signal not only at the publishing gate, but also at many other checkpoints including the reader's mind. It would be extremely foolhardy and a great risk to allow the copy to be released to the public without it first being checked by a professional proofreader. Because the first impression can lead to a lasting impression, the thoroughly checked, error-proof piece of publication can bear an identity of its class, which enables it to be categorized among an elite class of published materials. Weather it is a book, a research paper, a manual, or an article, a professionally proofread content can definitely stand out in a crowd of mediocre ones.

- Proofreading is the method of checking any form of literature for its grammatical and punctuation errors. It is that stage of putting any literary form into its finality for end-use, whereby the copy can be considered to be perfect. The person who looks into the proofreading task is known as a proofreader.
Many people are under the misconception that proofreading is only done for book manuscripts, the fact is that any form of the written word has to be thoroughly checked for any kind of typo-errors, otherwise it would leave a bad reading experience amongst readers. In many publications the proofreader is given the title of copy-editor, implying the need to edit the copy to eradicate - rectify - all errors.
Proofreading is an extremely responsible job, as sometimes the smallest of grammatical or punctuation and spelling errors can change the entire meaning of piece of literature. Keeping in mind this important role played by the proofreader, his/her role is imperative in varied publications, as well as advertising agencies and news channels, as well as greeting card manufacturing companies.
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