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  • n. Plural form of proofreader.


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  • I know one of my proofreaders is happy to read all the new and/or improved stuff.


  • The author of the article, Gary Stix, writes, Cells come equipped with their own built-in proofreaders and repair equipment to make sure that DNA is copied with as few mistakes as possible.

    Browsing the Latest Issue of Scientific American

  • But other times, although there are still too many words technically speaking, there's a rhythm of prose, a musicality that I'm going for even at the expense of extra words and that's where the blue pencil starts marking "STET" – the word proofreaders use to indicate that the original should stand unchanged.


  • Tue, Apr 22, 2003 another fascinating distributed effort, for the “manual” category, is distributed proofreaders, which is now an official part of project gutenberg.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Reviews of Distributed Computing Projects

  • The first clue that McKinley might just be writing for friends and family is in his title: Those letters refer to proofreaders' marks, "CQ" meaning that a fact has been checked and should not be changed; "CX" meaning "Oops."

  • Gosh, it's funny how otherwise intelligent people in some blind spots need their OWN 'proofreaders' … …

    Browsing the Latest Issue of Scientific American

  • Then there are editors, assistant editors, proofreaders, and copy-editors to be paid.

    Why Amazon and Some Readers Are Wrong « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • How else would you expect the publisher to pay all its editors, proofreaders, etc.?

    Why Amazon and Some Readers Are Wrong « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • I think the error is partly because publishers economize on fact checkers and proofreaders these days, and many of the editors I used to work with were not very well informed themselves (and/or were so overworked they did not have time to read anything but the manuscripts due in production).

    Publishers and bloggers

  • If e-publishing is to be handled through the same maze of H = m, HBJ, andn other “established firms” with (ahem) multiple layers of editors and proofreaders I see no need.

    Making e-history: on the other hand….


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