A Quick Guide to Dates and Times in MLA Style

4 days ago / by David Standen
A Quick Guide to Dates and Times in MLA Style
Among many other things, the MLA Handbook (8th edition) has advice on writing dates and times. But what do you need to know about dates and times to proofread academic writing? In this post, we’ll explain the basics of dates and times in MLA style. Dates in the Main Text…
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A Proofreader’s Guide to Conjunctive Adverbs

7 days ago / by David Standen
A Proofreader’s Guide to Conjunctive Adverbs
Conjunctive adverbs are a useful way of linking sentences and clauses in writing. However, the rules for punctuating conjunctive adverbs can be confusing. As a proofreader, then, you may need to look for issues with these terms. In this post, we’ll explain what you need to know. Linking Sentences with…
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Editing Tips: Scene Breaks in Books and Manuscripts

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Scene Breaks in Books and Manuscripts
When a book is divided into sections, each chapter will typically start on a new page. But what about scene changes within a chapter? How do writers and publishers indicate a shift of perspective, time, or location? And what do you need to know about this as a proofreader? In…
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Editor Profiles: Myra (Academic Proofreading)

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editor Profiles: Myra (Academic Proofreading)
Academic writing, from student essays to published research, is a major source of work for freelance proofreaders. And the Becoming A Proofreader course is a great way to get into academic proofreading. To find out how this works, we spoke to Myra, a Proofreading Academy graduate who is now pursuing…
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