Learning the Basics of Proofreading
Learning how to properly use and understand proofreader’s marks and symbols is essential, since these are internationally-recognized standards used to mark changes and revisions on a typographic proof. Changes should be marked in red or any other contrasting color on a hardcopy proof or by using Adobe Acrobat Professional ‘comments and markup’ tools.
Review and read the marked-up proof example below. It also explains the proper procedure for typographic proofing.
Download a PDF copy of this standard proofreader’s marks and symbols example.
Proofreading Marks and Symbols