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. . . the fact that the proof-reader may be called upon at any moment to read proofs . . . 2
. . . and clean proofs, rightly understood, are the basis and foundation of all good work. 3
. . . the careful proof-reader . . . 2
It is said that Horace Greeley’s estimate of qualification for proof-reading called for more general knowledge than one would need in order to be a good President of the United States. 2
. . . and perhaps this fact is partly responsible for the notion, not uncommon, but erroneous and costly, that almost any intelligent person can read proof.2
. . . blunders of such a nature . . . 3
One of the most difficult phases of the problem arises in the fact that proof-readers themselves are, equally with the authors and editors, possessed of whimsical notions . . . 2
This is an incidence in composition which is sometimes fearfully and flagitiously abused . . . 3
There are a thousand and one other points that might be brought up in this connection, but time forbids. 3
And so, finally, we have come back to the point from which we started . . . 3
The proof-reader who can and does make such corrections . . . 2
Genuinely good proof-reading . . . 2
In common justice, though, I have to say that otherwise the book is very good . . . 3
1. U.S. Government Printing Office, Manual of Style Governing Composition and Proof Reading in the Government Printing Office (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1894).
2. F. Horace Teall, Proof-Reading: A Series of Essays for Readers and Their Employers, and for Authors and Editors (Chicago: The Inland Printer Company, 1899).
3. Malcolm Macmillan, Poetic Fragments; and, An Essay on Proof-Reading From a Compositor's Point of View (Glasgow: Aird & Coghill, 1900).
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