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Overview

Proofreading and Editing Precision is a comprehensive, activity-oriented book designed to sharpen proofreading and editing skills. It provides a thorough review of the rules governing language arts and applies them in business documents. Computerized exercises are integrated to give users practice in proofreading, editing, and formatting documents just as they would in everyday situations.

Larry G. Pagel, Northern Michigan University

  • All documents are now formatted in Word 2007.
  • A new website will launch alongside the text. The website will contain PowerPoints, new tests and quizzes, proofreading activities, and links to other useful proofreading websites.
  • Two all-new themed, comprehensive Projects give students plenty of opportunities to put into practice what they've learned.
  • Greater emphasis on proofreading at the computer. Formerly Chapter 15, the Proofreading at the Computer chapter has been moved to Chapter 3 for greater prominence. Additional proofreading at the computer exersises have been added throughout the text.
  • Confusing Words and Word Usage provide definitions of challenging words.
  • End-of-Chapter Activities tackle spelling, word usage, and proofreading international vocabulary.
  • Spotlight on Accuracy feature at the beginning of each chapter highlights the importance of precision in written communications.
  • Pep Tips in the margins give helpful hints for successful proofreading.
1. Errors! Errors! Errors!.
2. Keyboarding Errors.
3. Proofreading and Editing at the Computer.
4. Capitalization Errors.
5. Abbreviation Errors and Rough Drafts
6. Number Expression Errors.
7. Subject-Verb Agreement.
Project 1 - Scholarship Search
8. Pronoun Problems.
9. Sentence Construction.
10. Comma Errors.
11. Other Punctuation Errors.
12. Format Errors: Letters and Memos.
13. Format Errors: Reports and Job Search Documents.
14. Editing for Content, Clarity, and Conciseness.
Project 2 - Investment Company.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133467091
  • ISBN-13: 9781133467090
  • STARTING AT $13.49

  • ISBN-10: 0538450452
  • ISBN-13: 9780538450454
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $55.75
  • RETAIL $73.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781111581879

CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access for Technology and Procedure

ISBN: 9781111957889
Cengage Learning's CourseMate for PROCEDURES AND THEORY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! CourseMate for PROCEDURES AND THEORY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS includes an interactive eBook and interactive teaching and learning tools including: Quizzes, Flashcards, Videos, Chapter Audio Commentary from the authors and Tech Tools. Also included is Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. This Instant Access Code can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com.

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access for Technology and Procedure

ISBN: 9781111957889
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.