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Proofreading Marks

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When proofreading your document, you should mark all corrections using the common proofreading marks shown below.

SYMBOL EXAMPLE MEANING


delete

insert

insert space

close up

spell out

insert hyphen

make letter lowercase

make letter lowercase

make letter uppercase

make letter uppercase

transpose

insert period

insert comma

start new paragraph

let it stand

align

flush right

flush left

start new line

fix broken letter

change to italic