Part 3 of the Proofreading series, this segment about finding creative tricks to simplify the process and capture the hidden steps in the word processor. Reblogged from https://justcanthelpwriting.wordpress.com
Part 3: Proofreading Slips You Can Find and Fix with Creative Tricks
Fact: You will miss things when you proofread your manuscript. Your eyes see what they expect to see.
Fact: A little creative use of Find/Replace, in Word or your preferred program, can find these hard-to-spot slips for you—and fix them with a keystroke.
I’ve split this post into three subposts, so you can use what you need when and if you need it:
- Part 1: The Secrets of Find/Replace
- Part 2: Easy fixes you can do in minutes
- Part 3: Fixes that take a little more effort but are still faster than reading the whole darn book for the 1000th time. (You are here.)
These posts are based on Word, but most of the notations are universal. You should be able to apply them in any program you use.
These hard-to-see slips take a little more…
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