Something about proofreading and your making research style
At the beginning, we should try to understand, what the meaning for proofreading. Proofreading – correction and editing literary texts, with adding some ditales, which make text better for reading and understanding. Not everyone could do proofreading. People study how to search mistakes and make texts better for readers in university. Also, there are some online courses, where you can try how to do proofreading. Then, they get a diploma and search for work in publish houses like editors of books, novels. It is difficult work, because you must find every mistake in the text. In solid texts sometimes hard to find faults, when you work with it for a long time in the same day. Definitely, if you work with it for a long time, you see some mistakes immediately, but it hard to achieve.
You must know all rules in that language, which you working with. Also, neologisms and dialectisms often appear and you should try to change it, so that more people can understand the purpose of the text. Some old words appear sometimes too. This small dilates must be changed by the proofreader. Undoubtedly, you must to understand, what author tried to convey to people.
So, if you don’t like spend a lot of time behind the monitor of the computer, learn all rules in a certain language, follow the appearance of neologisms and dialectisms – this work is not for you.
But if you decide to try to edit some texts you need to make your own research style, which help you to find some errors quickly. There are 4 things, which you search for, when you proofreading. Errors are common in spelling, capitalization, punctuation and grammar.
Firstly, here are 17 proofreading techniques, which you should try to: first – called ‘step away and then focus’. If you are a text’s author, you need to have an objective eye on your document. And after proofreading you should take a long break. Next techniques claim that it would better if you print your material. It allows you to take your texts everywhere you want, without internet connection. Third – ‘read aloud’. It means, that the better resalt will be, if you proofread your document slowly. When you have a lot of time, you should try this, because your brain perceives information better. There are some online sites, where artificial intelligence searches your mistakes and try to edit it. However, it is a bad idea to do all your work in this way, because artificial intelligence makes and do mistakes too.
Also, you should check if company, which gives you a task, have a special style standard. In order not to correct your work at the end, you should ask your employer, which type, font, color of text you should use. Following method is based on principles of business language. It is direct, without using adjectives and comparisons, which only supplement the description.
Not forget to check your sentence structure! It always consists with a verb and a subject; sometimes additional particles are used. After that check your punctuation. Also, you should try to use some dictionaries to search some synonyms and antonyms. This will make your text longer and more interesting.
You always need to understand what the author wanted to convery to verity the facts.