Word Choice: Similar Words or Similar Meanings?

9 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Word Choice: Similar Words or Similar Meanings?
Our rich, annoying language has many words whose meanings are subtly distinct. It also has many words with similar spellings. Sometimes the two intersect and we get a double whammy of confusion. Today, we look at two pairs of words we suspect are trying to catch us out. The first…
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Religious Terms

11 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Religious Terms
And lo, the proofreader corrected the spelling and the grammar, and she did separate sentence from sentence with proper punctuation. For six days she did this, and on the seventh day she did this also, for she worked freelance and could not afford to rest. Don’t worry, we haven’t changed…
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Everybody Loves Referencing

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Everybody Loves Referencing
You’ve checked the spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You’ve made sure the language is appropriate and flows smoothly. Now comes your favourite bit of academic proofreading. Perhaps you’d like to dress up and pour yourself a glass of wine (alcohol-free, of course: don’t drink and proofread!) before you settle down to…
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The Ideal Date

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
The Ideal Date
Hello, reader. You look lovely today. We at Proofreading Academy know this may seem a little forward, but… what would your dream date be? Our dates aren’t terribly romantic, but they’re always formatted impeccably. Yes, today we’re talking about the finer points of formatting dates in writing. Regional Differences The…
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