PROOFREADING ADVICE….From Eugene Volokh:It turns

PROOFREADING ADVICE….From Eugene Volokh:

It turns out that over 100 articles published in law reviews since 1998 contain the text “Bookmark not defined.” (And all you people at name-brand law schools, quit sneering; the most recent entry on the list is from the Yale Law Journal.) I never knew there legal academics were that interested in writing about the law of bookmarks….

I’m not surprised. I’ve found that a huge number of mistakes happen in the following areas:

  • Picture captions

  • Table titles

  • Headers and footers

  • Boilerplate

  • Chapter and section heading.

  • And, of course, footnotes

In other words, all those areas other than the main text of whatever you’re proofreading. So next time you’re forced to proofread something, do a second pass specifically for these things.

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