Maybe you’re a writer who knows the value of a keen set of editorial eyes, or perhaps you’re the logophile all your friends ask to edit their writing. Either way it’s very helpful to know your proofreaders’ marks.
While it’s true that more and more editing is happening on-screen, we’re still a long way from living in a paperless world. I spend at least a couple of hours each work day marking up hard copy, and it’s crucial that the changes I make are legible and easily understood. That’s where proofreaders’ marks come in: