Causes of Proof Reading Errors 4 – Not checking for inadvertent Changes

Causes of Proof Reading Errors 4 – Not checking for inadvertent Changes

The nature of the artwork process means that there are many occasions where only a small part of the artwork needs to be updated to affect the desired change. This may be because the overall change in question is only minor, or it may be because a small change needs to be made during a correction cycle within a more significant overall change.

It is very tempting in these situations for proof reading activity to only check that the elements which were intended to have been changed/added are correct. However, this approach can lead to a significant number of errors going undetected that were caused by artwork operators or tools inadvertently changing another part of the artwork by mistake.

Therefore, we would recommend that, whenever a change is made to an artwork, no matter how small it is intended to be, that the complete artwork is then proofread. In this way, any unintentional changes to the artwork will be picked up.



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