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Penta Digital, Inc. July 16, 2008


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News From
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Proof Your Way to Perfect
A Message From John McAuley
The Way I See It

A Not So Trivial Pursuit

In 1979, two friends – Scott Abbott and Chris Haney – sat down to enjoy a game of Scrabble. As they unpacked the board, they discovered that some of the pieces were missing. Rather than look for another game to play, they decided they should try creating a board game of their own. Two years later, the duo introduced the first prototype of what would become Trivial Pursuit.

At the time they started working on Trivial Pursuit, neither Abbott nor Haney had any experience creating games. Abbott was a sports editor for the Canadian Press in Montreal, and Haney was a photo editor for the Montreal Gazette.

The game itself met initially with a tepid response. Abbott, Haney, and their business partners – Chris's brother, John Haney, and friend, Ed Werner – sank just about everything they had into its development. The quartet pushed hard to get it released and saw their dreams come true in 1983, when sales in both Canada and the United States topped the million mark. The following year proved even more successful, as Trivial Pursuit soon became a household name.

At the time, Trivial Pursuit was viewed as an overnight success. In truth that “night” had been long, hard, and fraught with anxiety. Here's the way I see it: Overnight successes seldom happen overnight. They typically take time and involve a fair amount of sacrifice, sweat, hard work, and tears.

At Penta Digital, we understand the work you've put into building your company or career, and we realize it certainly has been no trivial pursuit. So whether you're still struggling through the overnight – or enjoying the light of the dawning day – give us a call. We want to help you look good on paper.


John McAuley
Idea of the Week
Ultimate Proofing Guide for Print and Text Editing

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Looking for a quick, streamlined method for improving the products you create?

Proofreading

Proofreading symbols offer a shorthand method for editing the documents or images you produce. Proofreading symbols are a coded set of instructions used to indicate where the mistakes are or how a piece can be improved. Below are some of the most common proofreading symbols for general text editing and image correction.

Here’s a list of the most common proofreading marks: 

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Image Correction

Did you know there are also image correction marks used in printing? Here’s a list of the most common image correction marks: 

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Although a significant amount of revision takes place in software’s track changes or commenting features, typically the most thorough reviews happen when an offline editor is physically reviewing a printed document. 

Having a proofreading cheat sheet handy gives you a helpful shortcut while keeping members of your team on the same page. 

Edit and enjoy!



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