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Proofreading and Editing Precision, 6th Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Larry G. Pagel
  • ISBN-10: 0538450452
  • ISBN-13: 9780538450454
  • 312 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

Proofreading and Editing Precision is a comprehensive, activity-oriented book designed to sharpen proofreading and editing skills. It provides a thorough review of the rules governing language arts and applies them in business documents. Computerized exercises are integrated to give users practice in proofreading, editing, and formatting documents just as they would in everyday situations.


  • Confusing Words and Word Usage provide definitions of challenging words.

  • End-of-Chapter Activities tackle spelling, word usage, and proofreading international vocabulary.

  • Spotlight on Accuracy feature at the beginning of each chapter highlights the importance of precision in written communications.

  • Pep Tips in the margins give helpful hints for successful proofreading.

Table of Contents

1. Errors! Errors! Errors!.
2. Keyboarding Errors.
3. Proofreading and Editing at the Computer.
4. Capitalization Errors.
5. Abbreviation Errors and Rough Drafts
6. Number Expression Errors.
7. Subject-Verb Agreement.
Project 1 - Scholarship Search
8. Pronoun Problems.
9. Sentence Construction.
10. Comma Errors.
11. Other Punctuation Errors.
12. Format Errors: Letters and Memos.
13. Format Errors: Reports and Job Search Documents.
14. Editing for Content, Clarity, and Conciseness.
Project 2 - Investment Company.

New to this edition

  • All documents are now formatted in Word 2007.
  • A new website will launch alongside the text. The website will contain PowerPoints, new tests and quizzes, proofreading activities, and links to other useful proofreading websites.
  • Two all-new themed, comprehensive Projects give students plenty of opportunities to put into practice what they've learned.
  • Greater emphasis on proofreading at the computer. Formerly Chapter 15, the Proofreading at the Computer chapter has been moved to Chapter 3 for greater prominence. Additional proofreading at the computer exersises have been added throughout the text.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Annotated Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0538450770 | ISBN-13: 9780538450775)

Annotated Instructor's Edition contains solutions appearing on an overprint of the student pages. Teaching method instructions are also included.