So, over the next few posts, I’m going to go back to basics and address some of the fundamentals of proofreading:
Why is proofreading important?
What is a proofreader?
What are proofreader’s symbols (aka proofreader’s marks) and why do we use them?
How much do proofreaders get paid?
How do I become a proofreader?
That kind of thing.
Those of you who’ve been following me for some time may want to skip over these posts, but I’d recommend that you don’t. Why? Because sometimes it’s good to remind ourselves of the fundamentals. It’s very easy to suffer mission creep in any area of work, and it’s even easier to pick up a bad habit or two. A little bit of back-to-basics might do you a world of good. It's certainly been helpful for me.
Welcome to Proofreading 101.