Proofreading Tutorial


In this tutorial you will be presented extracts from the Proofreading Guidelines. After each part you will be led to a quiz page, where you can try out the newly learned rules. These Moderate Proofreading Quizzes build on the topics already covered in the tutorial for the Basic Proofreading Quiz.

Moderate Proofreading Tutorial, Page 1


Older books often abbreviated words as contractions, and printed them as superscripts. Proofread these by inserting a single caret (^) followed by the superscripted text. If the superscript continues for more than one character, then surround the text with curly braces { and } as well. For example:

Original Image:
Genrl Washington defeated Ld Cornwall's army.
Correctly Proofread Text:
Gen^{rl} Washington defeated L^d Cornwall's army.

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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.