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Proofreading

Proofreading is the most important part you play in the preparation of your publication. Please use a RED pen to mark all corrections. Black ink, blue ink and pencil are easily missed and result in costly trips back to composition and most importantly, a delay in your publication. 

First Draft

The first proof you will receive after your publication is typeset. This may be type only, or artwork, pictures, logos, etc., may also be included. NOW is the time to catch all errors and make necessary changes. Clearly mark corrections or changes in RED.

The typesetters work from the proof. Do not make corrections on your original which is for cross-referencing only. Both the proof and original should be returned to Printing Services when you are through proofing. It is beneficial to expedite this process as quickly as possible in order for us to maintain your delivery schedule.

Final Proof

This proof displays the placement of your pictures, the positioning of the text, the artwork, logos, etc. All colors, screen, special effects, and folds will be indicated on this proof. 

Deadlines

The amount of time you keep your proof greatly affects your printing schedule. Printing Services cannot guarantee your due date if the job is held up during the proofing stage. You may be asked to reschedule your due date if you need to retain the proof for more than a few days. The amount of time it takes to complete a job remains the same. On rush jobs we strive to meet your deadline and ask for your assistance in returning the proof as quickly as possible.

Please remember that proofreading is not an easy task, and should be done thoroughly and carefully.