Editing Challenge 1. The following memo has faults in proofreading, grammar, spelling, punctuation,
capitalization, word use, and number form. Your instructor may ask you to (a) print the message as shown and edit it with handwritten proofreading marks (see
Appendix B), (b) edit the message without showing proofing marks, or (c) use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word to show your editing comments.
Hint: In this memo you will have about 40 edits that you might combine in 30 Track Changes comments. Use your own name as the writer. Print your
revision with a 1.5-inch top margin. Identify this assignment before submitting. Do not print these instructions.
M E M O R A N D U M
From: Martin Fitzgerald, Manager [or Your Name]
Date: [Insert current date]
Subject: Suggestion for Telecommuting Successfully
To help you become an effective telecommuter Jessica, we have a few suggestion to share with you. I understand you will be working at home for
the next nine months. The following guidelines should help you stay in touch with us and complete your work satisfactory.
A?? Be sure to check your message bored daily, and respond immediate to those who are trying to reach you.
A?? Check your e-mail at least 3 times a day, answer all messages promply. Make sure that you sent copys of relevant
messages to the appropriate office staff.
A?? Transmit all spread sheet work to Scott Florio in our computer services department. He will analyze each week’s
activitys, and update all inventorys.
A?? Provide me with end of week reports’ indicating the major accounts you serviced.
In preparing your work area you should make sure you have adequate space for your computer printer fax and storage. For security reasons
you’re working area should be off limits to your family and friends.
We will continue to hold once a week staff meetings on Friday’s at 10 a.m. in the morning. Do you think it would be possible for you to attend
1 or 2 of these meeting. The next one is Friday November 17th.
I know you will enjoy working at home Jesica. Following these basic guidelines should help you accomplish your work, and provide the office
with adequate contact with you.