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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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Drawing road-maps to show how paragraphs should be arranged and fine-tuning copy with little proofreader's marks gave me good eye-hand coordination.
Areas of the screen are reserved for comments, and the software incorporates editing features that allow members of the group to enter proofreader's marks onto the document without changing the actual document.
There are no proofreader's marks to decode, no lines to follow, no handwriting to decipher.