Frankenstein’s Proofing Form

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By Laura Whitebell

By Margaret Speer In my January 15th 2014 The two of us got to work on combining the proofreading form that Lisa and Hardeep created (and made PERFECT, as they said when they handed it over to us) when they were working on the Tiriel manuscript, with the Letters Proofing Form, or the LPF, as I like to call it, now that we are on such intimate terms. There are a lot of great elements on the LPF that could be useful for proofing other works, and the Tiriel proofing form articulates some checks much more clearly that the LPF, so there’s plenty to mine in both directions for the composition of a generalized form. We may add more parts and bits from documents that have been used for proofreading different works over time to this Frankenstein’s monster of a proofing form. My intended audience for this project is future Project Assistants who start their work with the Archive proofing letters, as Megan and I did, and as the generation of new grad students who joined this year did. I hope it will be really useful in its explicitness of instruction for proofreaders not yet familiar with …read more