I came across this interesting quote from Charles Dickens, yesterday. Dickens is extolling the virtues of... well, see if you can guess the profession under discussion.
“[They require]... much natural intelligence, much superadded cultivation, readiness of reference, quickness of resource, an excellent memory, and a clear understanding.”
That’s right; he was talking about proof readers. Well, ‘correctors of the press’ as they were known in 1867 when Dickens was addressing the Association of Correctors of the Press, a sort of proof readers’ union.
I liked this quote so much that I’ve created a journal and added to our store. So, as well as being useful for keeping those all-important proof reading notes, you can flip to the front cover whenever you’re feeling a little underappreciated and bask in the glowing praise of one of literature’s greatest and most-enduring talents.
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Jeremy Meehan, Proofreader.
My name's Mike Sellars and I'm an experienced proofreader and the author of The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course. Click here to find out more about me.
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“As someone who has been proofreading for 30 years, I found Mike’s course an invaluable introduction and a very useful practical guide to many aspects of the discipline. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.” Jeremy Meehan, Proofreader.
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