Research Letter

Error detection in proofreading

C. Plug
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 5, No 2 | a978 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v5i2.978 | © 1986 C. Plug | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 March 1986 | Published: 18 March 1986

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C. Plug,, South Africa

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Abstract

Two methods that can be used to estimate the total number of typographic errors in a text from the numbers of errors detected by two independent proofreaders are discussed. One of these methods is new and can be applied when two proofreaders read the same copy.

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