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Editing and Proofreading Marks 

Editing and Proofreading Marks

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Manuscript Editing and Proofreading
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Stacy Christiansen

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Editing and Proofreading Marks

Corrections often need to be marked on printed manuscripts and typeset copy. The following marks are common in publishing and used by manuscript editors, proofreaders, and others involved in marking copy to be corrected. Instructions, queries, and clarifications not to be typeset should be circled.

Insertion and Deletion

Caret (insert)

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Close up space

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Correct typographical error

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Delete

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Delete and close up

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Delete underline

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Spell out

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Stet text (let stand as set)

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Positioning

Align

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Break line

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Center

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Flush left

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Hanging indent

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Justify

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Move left

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Move right

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Lower

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Raise

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Transpose

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Punctuation

Period

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Comma

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Colon

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Semicolon

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Apostrophe

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Single quotation marks

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Double quotation marks

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Prime sign

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Hyphen

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Equals sign

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Minus sign

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Plus sign

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Plus/minus sign

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Em dash

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En dash

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Parentheses

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Brackets

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Braces

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Slash

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Backslash

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Bullet

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Queries

Query to author

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Set when known

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Spacing

Insert space

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Insert thin space

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Equalize space

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Indent 1 em space

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Begin a new paragraph

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Run in text (no paragraph)

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Style of Type

Wrong font

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Lowercase

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Lowercase with initial capitals

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Capitalize

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Set roman or regular type (lightface; not bold or italic)

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Set in italic type

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Set in boldface type

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Set in boldface italic type

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Small caps

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Small caps with initial full capitals

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Subscript letter or number

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Superscript letter or number

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