Image of some of the most common proofreading symbols used by editors

This page and the consecutive page of proofreading symbols can be found on


Monday, Sept. 28 through Thursday, Oct. 1: We’ll be adding notes to our spiral notebooks this week, as our daily journal assignments. The notes are contained in the following PowerPoint presentation, entitled, “Pre-Columbian Literature.” You should place these notes in your spiral notebook under Roman numeral I, Letter L.


Monday, Sept. 28 through Thursday, Oct. 1: We’ll be editing our Native American literature essays this week. If you were absent for one of these days, you’ll be responsible for catching up with us by doing the following:

  • When you get your essay back, edit the entire thing, using the PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “Pre-Columbian Essay Editing Guide.ppt.”
  • Have your parent write a note on the back of the “Editor’s Page” cover sheet, stating the number of hours you’ve spent editing. (You should shoot for about 30 minutes per day that you were gone–because that’s how long the rest of us spent on editing.)
  • Bring this note to the attention of your English teacher, letting her know that you still need points for that editing practice.

It’s also possible to show up for Friday school to make up this editing practice. And don’t forget that your first draft is required to have at least 10 proofreading symbols. The proofreading symbols are found on pages 13 and 14 of The English Handbook Pages. Also, you need to revise your essay to include 15 of the vocabulary words you’ve chosen, used correctly in the sentences you’ve written.


About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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