Yes, we're aware that March 8th is International Women's Day, but another tradition has been brewing for the past few years and we couldn't overlook it.
The National Proofreaders Day was created by a training company as an effort to promote good, professional writing and raise awareness of how a clean final copy will get the message through clearly and more effectively. As a collective blog about book translations, eWordNews recognizes how proofreaders, reviewers, copywriters and text editors contribute to the final product of a translation.
In order to celebrate this special day, here is some recommended reading:
- 50 Attributes of a Great Copywriter by Brad Shorr
- 6 Quick Proofreading Tips by Linda Taylor
- Break Out Your Red Pen for National Proofreaders Day by Amber Shiflett
- Grammar Girl aka Mignon Fogarty
- Poorly Proofed, Eh? a tumblr by Elisa W.
And here are some style manuals to solve your burning questions about grammar, punctuation and clear, informative writing:
Last, but not the least, here's a nice summary of the marks text editors may use while correcting your work: