Transposing Letters and Words

by Heather

Proofreaders’ Marks

Today’s proofreaders’ mark allows you to swap two letters or words. Sometimes those typing fingers just go so fast that our letters jumble, or our cutting and pasting goes a little awry and our words end up in the wrong order. The transpose mark…

…allows you to quickly mark the correction without rewriting whole words or phrases. Here’s an example of how you would transpose two letters:

That red pencil still burning a hole in your pocket protector? You can find a full listing of all the Word Blog’s Proofreaders’ Marks entries here.

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Heather July 29, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Oh no, that’s too bad. It’s true that proofreaders’ marks are little known outside the realm of the editor’s cubicle these days. But maybe you can be their ambassador and help spread the fun of this secret grammatical code.

isimma July 29, 2009 at 8:46 am

Heather, I’ve transferred your Proofreaders’ marks into my creative proofing routine. No one understands them. Le sigh.

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