Substantive vs. Mechanical Editing: What You Need to Know

1 day ago / by David Standen
Substantive vs. Mechanical Editing: What You Need to Know
What does editing involve? Well, that all depends on the type of editing and who you ask. But to keep things simple, we’ll focus on two main categories: Substantive Editing – Focuses on the document as a whole, not the small details. It may involve making major changes to a…
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5 Brilliant Benefits of Freelance Life

5 days ago / by David Standen
5 Brilliant Benefits of Freelance Life
Freelancing isn’t always easy. You have to manage your own workload. Sometimes you’ll have to chase up clients for payment. But it has advantages, too. So if you’re not sure whether freelance proofreading is for you, check out our top five benefits of freelance life. 1. Flexible Hours On the…
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3 Tips for Staying Focused While Proofreading

1 week ago / by David Standen
3 Tips for Staying Focused While Proofreading
Attention to detail is crucial for any proofreader. But how can you maintain your focus when editing long, dry documents? Or when working for hours on end? We won’t claim to have all the answers, but we do have three great tips for staying focused while proofreading. 1. Take Regular…
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Editor Profiles: Liz (The Actor)

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editor Profiles: Liz (The Actor)
Freelance proofreading and editing has many advantages. One is the flexibility it offers, which allows freelancers to pursue other interests and passions. We spoke to Proofreading Academy graduate Liz, who also works as an actor, to see how freelance life is working for her. Hi, Liz. What made you consider…
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