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Welcome to DP's interactive proofreading quizzes and tutorials! These quizzes cover corrections you should make in the proofreading rounds.
You can use these pages in two different ways. If you are not yet familiar with the proofreading guidelines you should use the tutorial mode by clicking on the 'Tutorial' links. If you already know the proofreading guidelines you can use them as quizzes only by clicking the 'Quiz' links.
This section is designed as an overview of the most important and frequently used proofreading guidelines. The pages cover items that you are likely to see when proofreading BEGINNERS ONLY and EASY projects.
These tutorials and quizzes only address the standard guidelines. Some projects have special instructions, particularly for books in non-English languages or with unusual features, so be sure to read the Project Comments carefully on each project you proofread.
The "extra practice" pages do not cover any additional guidelines beyond the standard five pages; they are included to allow you to try the same skills on a new page.
|Page 1: Page headers/footers, end-of-line hyphenation||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 2: Paragraph spacing, end-of-page hyphenation, dashes||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 3: Chapter headers, ellipses, bold text, small caps||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 4: Punctuation, illustrations, footnotes, italics||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 5: Poetry, font size changes||Tutorial | Quiz|
This section covers other aspects of the proofreading guidelines, beyond what is in the Basic section. The pages include items that you are likely to see when proofreading Average projects.
Passing this quiz is required for: P2
|Page 1: Superscripts||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 2: End-of-line hyphenation, contractions, dashes||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 3: Accented characters, fractions||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 4: OCR problems (1-l-I, 0-O)||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 5: Footnotes||Tutorial | Quiz|
Passing this quiz is required for: P3
|Page 1: Sidenotes, multiple columns||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 2: Subscripts||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 3: Non-ASCII characters||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 4: Quote marks on each line||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 5: Plays||Tutorial | Quiz|
This section covers topics that are not addressed in the proofreading guidelines. The pages include items that you are likely to see when proofreading HARD (and some Average) projects.
If you are not yet familiar with a topic, you can learn about it by using the tutorial mode or following the "Information" link for that topic.
|Page 1: Long s, decorative ligatures, catchwords||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 2: Usage of u/v and i/j, ampersands||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 3: Nasal abbreviations, blackletter||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 1: Basic transliteration||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 2: Upsilon transliteration, diacritical marks||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 3: Gamma transliteration, diacritical marks||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 4: Greek punctuation||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 5: Double letters, variant forms||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 1: Ligatures, page 1 (Information)||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 2: Ligatures, page 2 (Information)||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 3: Thorn (Information)||Tutorial | Quiz|
|Page 4: Fraktur (Information)||Tutorial | Quiz|
Distributed Proofreaders was founded in 2000 by Charles Franks to support the digitization of Public Domain books. Originally conceived to assist Project Gutenberg (PG), Distributed Proofreaders (DP) is now the main source of PG e-books. In 2002, Distributed Proofreaders became an official PG site. In May 2006, Distributed Proofreaders became a separate legal entity and continues to maintain a strong relationship with PG.