a trial proof printed from type that has been made up in page form, usually after galley corrections have been made, but before plates are made.: Compare proof (def. 12).
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How to use page proof in a sentence
One of my favorite parts of editing Science News is reading page proofs, one of the last steps in the long magazine production process.
Then in November with the thing in page proof Stanley Rinehart insisted I take out six lines.
An index, if required, may be supplied by the author when he returns page proof.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design | Leonard S. Hobbs.
The reason for this extreme carefulness is that it costs much less to make changes in the galley proof than in the "page proof."Makers of Many Things | Eva March Tappan
When this page-proof returns to the composing-room, and the final corrections are made in the types, they are sent to the foundry.Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895 | Various
If, however, there are errors, note is made of it in the margin on the page proof.The Blue Birds' Winter Nest | Lillian Elizabeth Roy