As you can imagine, as a marketing agency we do a lot of proofreading. A lot.
As a result, proofreading marks are near and dear to our hearts. It’s how we communicate changes with each other. By using universal proofreading marks, we don’t have to wonder if the rest of the team understands what we’re trying to communicate.
And we’ve learned that many people are unfamiliar with standard proofreader’s marks. So today’s blog pays homage to our favorite, if underappreciated, symbols.
What it means: Basically it means “ignore the change I just made!” and keep the text as it was
What it means: Begin a new paragraph
What it means: Insert a space
What it means: Close up a space between words
Mark: ^ / v
What it means: Insert; this mark is placed exactly where text should be inserted
We love you, Proofreader’s Marks! You never let us down!