The Handy-Dandy Everybody’s Guide to Proofreading
What readers are saying about The Handy-Dandy Everybody’s Guide to Proofreading
Leah’s expertise in editing and proofreading is top-notch. She worked her magic, polishing and refining my ebook, and now she’s come up with this terrific do-it-yourself guide to helping anyone proofread like a pro. This is really great stuff that every writer needs to know. Thanks, Leah, for sharing your gift of working with words. —Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering
This is not an ebook but a reference manual that demonstrates Leah’s skill and talent as a professional writer and editor. Don’t be fooled by its size. This little ebook is packed with useful guidelines and resources for any aspiring writer. Read it and then do yourself a favor and print a copy. It will come in handy. —Manal Ghosain of One with now
Get a copy of Leah’s handy little ebook and learn her proofreading system, why proofreading is so challenging and what to do about it, places to use semi-colons, hyphens, and commas, and why you should not rely on spell check. Leah’s book may not turn you into a proofreading genius like she is—that takes practice—but you’ll definitely learn something useful to make you a better writer. —Alison Kerr of Loving Nature’s Garden
I had been searching the Internet for a proofreading guide and wasn’t able to find one that completely suited my needs. A lot of the free guides I stumbled across were either too basic or overwhelming. This is fantastic! Just what I needed to take my writing to the next level. Very well laid out and easy to follow. —Lisa RunningBear of Getting to Zen
The Handy-Dandy Everybody’s Guide to Proofreading started over ten years ago as a two-page class handout for freshman composition classes I taught at local community colleges. It was the “rules” section that you’ll see in this ebook: a simple visual aid for remembering basic sentence structure and the rules for punctuation and grammar that go along with it.
It’s been updated, and the handout has grown to a thirteen-page ebook loaded with tips and tricks that professional proofreaders and editors use every day. I also explain my own proofreading system and exactly what goes on in my mind as I proofread my work or a client’s. It’s not just reading and hoping you catch a mistake—it’s a system.
Here are just a few of the questions the ebook answers:
- Where should I put a comma?
- When shouldn’t I use a comma?
- When should I use a semi-colon or a colon?
- How do I know whether to use who or whom?
- Where can I go for more help?
- And much more!
To get your free copy of The Handy-Dandy Everybody’s Guide to Proofreading, please click here: Get the ebook here (over on the right).
Note 7/9/13: the ebook has been revised and is now The Simple Writing Writer’s guide. All the great stuff plus additional tips!
That’s all there is to it.