The Proofreader's Parlour
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A few friends have gently pointed out that my delete symbol is out of date with regard to BSI 5261-2 (2005). I've therefore redrawn the symbol so that regular stamps users can add this to their collection if they wish.
I used the SfEP's laminated sheet of proof-correction marks as my point of reference. Members and associates can buy this from the SfEP for £4; for non-members the cost is £10. Visit the SfEP's online shop for more information.
I've also included a delete-and-close-up symbol. I'm aware that this is no longer officially listed by the BSI, but some of my clients do still like me to use it on occasions where to not do so might lead to ambiguity.
For some excellent proofreading guidelines, including using the BSI proofreading marks, take a look at the SfEP's page on Accreditation in proofreading: Guidance for candidates.
If you have any questions about using stamps, or there's a particular stamp you'd like to add to your collection, feel free to ask me. I'll do my best to help.
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