Like a lot of proofreaders and editors, I make most of my amendments through Word's Track Changes. It's easy and convenient and my clients prefer it too. But any proofreader worth their salt should also know the correct proofreading marks for any manuscript. It's like a rite of passage learning them.
If you are curious to know what they look like and what they stand for, check out The Free Dictionary for a comprehensive list. You might even recognize one or two of the many symbols.
Symbols aside, never underestimate the importance of proofreading your text. It polishes your work and saves you any unnecessary embarrassment from overlooked errors. Never ever skip this step!
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