Show and Tell Highlights: Jean’s Proofreader’s Markup Cheatsheet

Show and Tell Highlights: Jean’s Proofreader’s Markup Cheatsheet

As described in another post, we regularly get together to share what we’ve been doing and making outside of work hours. When we’re still talking about something from a show and tell session a week later—let alone scanning and making copies of it for ourselves, as in this case—we figure it’s probably noteworthy enough that it should be featured here.

At last week’s gathering, Jean presented this proofreader’s markup cheatsheet she kept on her desk for decades since 1977. It essentially translates the markings used to direct typesetters to make changes before everything was done digitally, or about 1990. Beautifully worn from so many years of use, we all marvelled at the sepia-toned sheet like a relic from the graphic design field of yore.