SUBJECT: BUSINESS STUDIES
TERM: 3RD TERM
TOPIC: PRINTERS CORRECTION SIGN
The hand-written work of a secretary, author or manager is known as manuscript. This hand-written work may have to be typed for official purpose. However, in such works errors may occur and also, abbreviations may have been used. The errors in the manuscript must be corrected before such works are printed. In such works there are standard or known correction signs as well as long hand abbreviations which a secretary or typist must be familiar with. These signs guide the typist, secretary or printer in order to do efficient job.
Any document containing any error must not be allowed to leave the office. Before a fair copy is typed, the writer makes corrections either in the margin or in the text.
Printers’ corrections signs are signs that are made by editors, writers ,secretary or typesetters to mark corrections before a work goes for printing.
Some of the corrective signs and their meanings are as follows:-
Some of these signs and their meanings are as follows:-
Sign in the margin
Sign in the text
N.P. or SP. Caps
[a square bracket three lines are made atthe bottom – of the work (s) to betyped in space capital
Spaced capital, ie leave a space
Between letters in the word and three
Spaces between words
- Single line is made at the bottom ofthe letter or words (s)
Small letter (s) lower case
Cap; U.c; u/c
Double lines are = made under the letter or word
Capital letter (s) upper case
Sign is made at the point the correction is to be made
There is excess space either within a
Word or between words,
….dotted lines are made at the bottomof the word which has been cancelled
Let it stand: the cancelled work should be the one to be typed.
A sign is made between the words:
Words should be transposed in the new order shown
- line is made across the letter(s)
Do not type, ignore, delete.
Caret + sign is made at the point
Insert letter (s) aid/ or punctuation
Mark(s) Written in the margin here
Words written in
Caps & boxed
(Word for) written not shown clearly in the text.
For emphasis, i.e since the word
cannot be fully read, the word is
written in a box to aid the typist in
reading if it should however not be
typed as it appears in the margin, ie
not in caps.
Read pages 145 to 150 of WABP Business studies for JSS 2 by EgbeEhiametalor
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