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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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As long as his wise trainer can keep him t, Proofreader could have a good season at a decent grade.
It helps aspiring and experienced editors and proofreaders alike learn how to proofread any document with confidence.
On page 22, a proofreader marked in ink in the margin the notes for a missing turn (at op.
I recall many times, both as a proofreader and as a copyholder, rushing out with a correction just before the made-up pages were locked up.
A good proofreader also keeps an eye on consistency, style, and clarity.
Q: You were quoted in LA Weekly as saying, in reaction to your Pulitzer win, "What this represents is the triumph of the proofreader.
Her early employment included working for The Register-Guard as a proofreader and several years working in the editor's office at the University of Oregon.
Claire Meirowitz, the owner of Professional Editing Services, is an editor, writer, proofreader and publications project manager based on Long Island, New York, USA, where she specializes in information technology, business and labor relations.
They fill a wide variety of roles such as proofreader, short order cook, sounding board, security or gatekeeper, gofer, counselor or psychologist, and stress buster.
He had just come home from a day's work at Der Tog (The Day)--the Jewish dally newspaper where he was employed as a proofreader, and he was off on his favorite subject.
There have been some recent changes at Take One, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce newcomers to the magazine, Lindsay Gibb, a recent graduate from Ryerson University's journalism program, who assumes the responsibilities as an assistant to the editor and proofreader, and Henry Lewes, a London, England--based freelance journalist who has been providing Take One with coverage of Canadians and Canadian films abroad, Henry is now Take One's official European correspondent.