Scripteasers a book that has been forgotten and having a number of years old but contains useful information that still holds true today. Scripteasers was first released 1958. Scripteasers a Notebook of Reading and Writing For Readers of Proofs and Other Matter Or Newspapermen and Women—and Other Writers.“As printing is the art preservative of all the arts, so proofreading is the guardian of that art. It is the proof-reader who gives the final OK before the press closes the last gate. It is he who must make certain that the printed word says precisely what the author wants to say — a most exacting task when one considers that every letter and every space is a potential error. But what a delight and personal satisfaction when the final product comes out right!
Nell Womack Evans exhibits a wide experience in various phases of the graphic arts. Writing in a lively, often broadly humorous manner, she relates the origin and de¬velopment of some of our most picturesque words. With the authority deriving from a broad background, she comments on the bugaboos in spelling, punctuation and choice of words that plague editor and proofreader alike.
To read this book is to gain an education — and enjoy yourself at the same time. Many of the pitfalls discussed are sure to strike a responsive chord in the mind of every proofreader. She speaks our language.”