Field Guide to Proofreading Marks

Before tracked changes and Microsoft Word came about, the publishing world used simple pen and paper to edit documents (wild, right?!). Editors used proofreading marks to delineate what needed to change in formatting, punctuation, and more. Nowadays, some English programs teach their students to understand these marks so they are capable of editing on paper correctly.

Here’s a cheat sheet on how to use proofreading marks.

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