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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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On page 22, a proofreader marked in ink in the margin the notes for a missing turn (at op.
A: My first job in journalism was as a proofreader.
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.
The paper offers the following suggestions: (1) Teacher as trainer (not proofreader or grader); (2) Teacher as reader; (3) Students as editors and proofreaders; (4) Writing as collaboration; (5) Submit only best work; (6) Writing comes in many packages; (7) Writing communities; (8) Coping with the paper load.
Felecia Lamb, a proofreader and editor for a New York City law firm, has never had a timid tongue.
The novel's center of consciousness is Aubrey Tearle, a retired proofreader living in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.
The part-time proofreader said she devotes about 25 hours a week to the CERT program, managing the unofficial Web site for the program and keeping in touch with others.
Many of these stories have made their way around the Net for years: the hapless diver water-dumped by helicopter into a raging forest fire; the proofreader dead at his desk a week before anyone notices; the sad suicide/homicide of Roland Opus (who jumps from the roof of his high-rise apartment but is actually killed by a shotgun blast fired by his father as he flies past the family's living room window).
A proofreader in a typesetting firm reports that her back aches so much after a day's work, she can't lift her 1-year-old son.
Statzell attended Indiana University and previously worked as a proofreader and administrative assistant.