Here are a list of proofreading symbols and shortforms.
Common Proofreading Symbols
insert a comma
apostrophe or single
use double quotation marks
use a period here
close up this space
a space needed here
begin new paragraph
Common Proofreading Abbreviations
(The abbreviation would appear in the margin,
probably with a line or arrow pointing to the offending element.) Abbreviation
a faulty abbreviation
She had earned a Phd along with her M.D. Agr
See also P/A and S/V
The piano as well as the guitar need tuning. The student lost their book.
The storm had the effect of causing
millions of dollars in damage.
We spent the Fall in Southern spain. CS
Raoul tried his best, this time that
wasn't good enough
Due to the fact that we were wondering
as to whether it would rain, we stayed home.
Working harder than ever, this job proved to be too much for him to handle.
Last summer he walk all the way to Birmingham.
Depending on the amount of snow we get this
winter and whether the towns buy new trucks.
problem in parallel form
My income is bigger than my wife. P/A
A student in accounting would be wise to see
their advisor this month.
problem with pronoun
My aunt and my mother have wrecked her car The committee has lost their chance to change things.
You'll have to do this on one's own time.
The car was blue in color.
Raoul tried his best this time
that wasn't good enough.
This sentence is flaude with two mispellings. - s
problem with final -s
He wonder what...
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