Figure 8-21.Standard proofreaders marks.
Figure 8-22.Proofreaders marks using the book system.
Proofreaders marks (fig. 8-21) and copy editing
marks are, for practical purposes, the same. The main
difference is in their usage.
There are two popular methods of noting
proofreaders marks on galley proofs: the book and
guideline systems. Both systems are covered in the
In using the book system (fig. 8-22), you make two
marks to correct each error: one under the error and one
in the margin. Place a caret (A) under the error. In the
margin, place the appropriate proofreading symbol level
with the line in which the error occurs.
In the guideline system (fig. 8-23), you place the
appropriate proofreading symbol in the margin and
draw a line from it to the error. This is the most common
form of using proofreaders marks.
Check with your editor or associate editor to see ,
which proofreading method is preferred.