A Manual of Style Volume 1

A Manual of Style Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...discredit the office by asking foolish questions on the proof. The author will be thankful for any sensible suggestion you may make, but will resent trivial criticisms. About many matters in this world, grammar and logic included, there is abundant room for differences of opinion. Grant writers the privilege of preferring theirs to yours. Make a study of the "personal equation" in the case of those individuals (editors and others) with whom you as a proofreader will constantly have to deal. One person may expect of you as a matter of course what another might regard as an unwarranted interference. Never hesitate to correct anything that is palpably wrong, however positively the copy may assert the contrary. Remember that the blame for the error will eventually be laid at your door--and justly. Do not follow copy blindly, unreasoningly. Proofreading machines are yet to be invented. Follow copy only when, and as far as, it is correct. Whether or not it is correct, you are the judge. Do not excuse yourself by saying, "I thought the copy was edited;" or, "I thought the author knew what he wanted." Editors are fallible, and should be made to live up to their own rules. And as for authors, typographically they very often do not know what they want until they see it in type--and not always then. Do not ask authors or editors to decide questions of style. The Manual oj Style is primarily meant for you. Learn its rules by heart, so that you may correct any violation of them you may come upon, without asking questions. Stand on your own feet. In case the copy is not prepared, you ought to be capable of doing the preparing yourself. Do not fall into the fallacy that the author's or editor's O. K. relieves you of all or any part...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643054
  • 9781236643056