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proof·read·ing

(prūf'rēd-ing),
The property of certain polymerases, for example, DNA polymerase, to use their exonuclease activity to remove erroneously introduced bases and to replace them with the correct bases.

proofreading

(proof′rēd″ing)
In genetics and cellular biology, the ability of a cell to ensure that copies of its genetic information are faithfully made with limited errors or mutations.

proofreading

In genetics, the correction, performed by DNA polymerase, of mistakes in the incorporation of nucleotides in a sequence, the corrections being made after individual units have been added to the chain.
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A proof reader may have spotted it, but I don't suppose you have them now.
Pennsylvania-born Sandee McCann, 38, of Gaza Close, Tile Hill, Coventry, an advertising proof reader for the Evening Telegraph, has had her book Shattered Dreams released in the States by PublishAmerica.
The teacher writing the original comment is exposed to the pet grammatical and punctuation obsessions of each proof reader.
Her dad Geoff Hazledon, 64, a retired proof reader, said: ``She's achieved more in the last 18 months than she ever did in school.
Cardiff Coroner's Court heard how Bernard Bartlett, 74, who had worked as a proof reader for The Western Mail, left his home in Lynton Terrace, Llanrumney, in February last year, saying he was going to a pub.
However, the bibliography should have received the critical eye of an editor and proof reader before being published.
Miss Richards, a retired Echo proof reader, was waiting for a lift to church when a teenage cyclist rode up to her and tried to snatch her bag, dragging her along the road as she resisted.
It would be to the advantage of the author and publisher if they employed a proof reader who knows something about horses and racing.
She is the daughter of the Italian publicist Eugenio Balzan, who rose from proof reader to editor-in-chief and owner at 'Corriere della Sera'.
Doris worked in Boston as a proof reader for many years, and later worked for home in her beloved cottage in Ipswich.
Every few months, I would take chunks of it and send it to a proof reader and we'd get back a nicely formatted version that I could read
QE2 is not the Royal yacht, you need a new proof reader.