One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Read (printer's proofs or other written or printed material) and mark any errors.
- ‘Proofread everything a hundred times and have one other person proofread it.’
- ‘Later, I applied for a job in the advertising department of a magazine, and while working there wrote some articles and proofread the magazine each month.’
- ‘Such companies will translate, edit, and proofread your material, and gather it all into the proper format, usually for between 20 cents and 30 cents a word.’
- ‘He made no effort to publish them and did not bother to correct or proofread those his acting company printed.’
- ‘Make sure it's well written and proofread your letter carefully.’
- ‘It's fine to help explain an assignment or proofread an occasional paper, but make sure both of you are pulling your own weight.’
- ‘My piece for the local book periodical is in the electronic mail this evening; I must have proofread it about five times.’
- ‘They note that they have not been proofread, and that there may be errors in the number counts or even the voting records themselves.’
- ‘Final drafts of essays, assignments and lab reports are reviewed and proofread by highly knowledgable graduate students with refined writing skills.’
- ‘Though I skimmed through things as I wrote it, it has not been proofread.’
- ‘Because of his father's occupation as a printer, Fuller developed early on a love of reading and writing, particularly when Fuller's father asked him to proofread some of his work.’
- ‘The next chapter (thirty-whatever) is in the process of being proofread.’
- ‘Already in high school, he had indexed and proofread his father Irwin's texbook, and, by all accounts, had improved it in other nontrivial ways.’
- ‘I had a chance to proofread the book for Peter during the writing process, and I can tell you that this is the complete reference guide to all aspects of computer virus research.’
- ‘I will continue to update often since most of the other chapters are already written, but are still being proofread.’
- ‘Even when authors carefully check their work, and editors edit it and proofreaders proofread it, things go wrong.’
- ‘If I had that kind of influence, all my students would do the reading every week, proofread their papers meticulously and attend every class.’
- ‘After translation into these languages, the PIE was proofread for accuracy by different professional translators in the same translation agency.’
- ‘After that, the same editor or another editor should proofread the manuscript and correct typos, grammatical errors and misspelled words.’
- ‘I never got a chance to see layouts beforehand, approve changes, or proofread anything.’
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