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Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to Powerful Proofreading Skills. The days of embarrassing, mistake-ridden documents are about to come to an end! How? By reading the pages and working the exercises you’ll find in this action-packed training resource. This proofreading reference is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to produce error-free copy in written correspondence and documents.

Accuracy in today’s office documents—memos, letters, reports, and proposals—is critical because it reflects an organization’s commitment to quality. You’ll be able to achieve this accuracy if you commit to learning and then using the guidelines and stategies offered to you. In each section you’ll find exercises and activities that will strengthen your proofreading ability in such troublesome areas as grammar, punctuation, spelling and usage, capitalization, and numbers. You’ll learn the rules that are appropriate and correct for today’s office communication and how to avoid the blunders that cost time and money.

Powerful Proofreading Skills is not only useful for individual study, but it is also ideal as a resource guide in workshops and seminars and as a desk reference. However you choose to use it, this book will help you polish your proofreading skills and enhance your ability to express yourself like a pro.

So, let’s get started.

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