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What will I be doing?
You will be comparing the census transcription to the actual hand-written census pages on microfilm or scanned images of the microfilmed pages. The census microfilmed pages may be on printed on paper, on microfilm, or scanned images of the microfilm on CD or available online. As you compare the transcription file to the census microfilm (or microfilm images), you will make notations of corrections, questionable items or comments as necessary right in the file or on the printed copy of the file. Sometimes proofreading is done by making pencil corrections to a printed copy of the transcription and mailing the marked-up printed copy back to the transcriber. Or you may be using the Excel or CART data file. It is the transcriber's decision how the proofreading will be done and if census images will be provided.
What materials will I need?
What corrections will I be looking for?
How much time will this take?
How will I know when proofreading needs to be done?
narrow your search results put Last Name first inside quotation marks.
EXAMPLE "Smith, John"
April Phillips, Proofreaders' Coordinator