In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice , for example, the protagonist Elizabeth Bennett visits her friend Charlotte in Kent around the middle of the story. Lizzie is invited to the home of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who is incidentally also the aunt of her eventual love interest, Mr Darcy. There are misunderstandings between Elizabeth and Darcy, who proposes to her with unfortunate timing. He expresses doubts about the differences in status between their families, which in turn intensifies Elizabeth’s temporary dislike of Darcy.
I’m just getting started. I’ve decided that I’m going to be a proofreader. I’ve always been good at English in school. I was the guy who always won the spelling bees, much to the dismay of the girls. I have ordered the book,”Proofreading for Dummies”. I am thinking of taking a proofreading online course. I’m brushing up on my english and grammar. I need practical input from proofreaders about the best way to advance. I want to be an excellent proofreader-no, I will be an excellent proofreader. Well, proofs-how do I proceed?
Dec. 2002 — submitted by Kathy Kennedy, UWEC Senior
(for Jerz’s Advanced Technical Writing class)
Jan 2003 — edited by Jamie Dalbesio, UWEC Senior
(for an independent study project with Jerz)
May 2003 — edited by Jerz and posted at Seton Hill University
Jan 2007 — ongoing edits by Jerz
May 2008 — reformatted
Sep 2010 — tweaked Writer’s Block section
Mar 2011 — reformatted and further tweaked
Jun 2017 — minor editing. Are “Keds” still a recognizable brand of kids shoes?