My guest article for the Indian Copyeditors Forum blog takes a look at why traditional proofreading skills are just as relevant in 2016 as they were 40 years ago.
I discuss the differences between proofreading (or proof-editing) directly in Word and proofreading post-design page proofs.
Being able to work with page proofs enables proofreaders to offer their services at different stages of the production process. In this way, self-publishers can bring their books to market secure in the knowledge that their work has received the same level of professional attention as any mainstream published title.
To read the article in full, visit the Indian Copyeditors Forum: 'Proofread like it’s 1976'.
Then again, if you fancy giving your eyes a rest, get yourself a cuppa and listen to the podcast.
Louise Harnby is a professional proofreader and the curator of The Proofreader's Parlour. She is also the author of several books on business planning and marketing for editors and proofreaders.
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