Dos and Don’ts for New Proofreaders

2 weeks ago / by Bethan McGloin
Dos and Don’ts for New Proofreaders
You’ve brushed up on your grammar, read the dictionary cover to cover, and you want to become a proofreader. Good start! But while good grammar and spelling is essential, sometimes it’s small mistakes that trip up new proofreaders. To help you avoid common mistakes, we’ve compiled our top five dos…
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Proofreading Tips: Abbreviations in AP Style

3 weeks ago / by Jude Marriott Haresign
Proofreading Tips: Abbreviations in AP Style
AP style is commonly used by journalists, marketers, and PR specialists, whose writing often includes abbreviations. So, if you’re proofreading a document that uses AP style, you'll need to know how abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms should be presented. With that in mind, then, this guide covers how abbreviations should be…
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Editing Tips: What to Do with Variant Spellings

3 weeks ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Editing Tips: What to Do with Variant Spellings
If you want to pursue a career in proofreading, sooner or later you will encounter words that have variant spellings (i.e., words with more than one spelling). In this post, then, we’re going to look…
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Proofreading Tips: Punctuation in MHRA Style

4 weeks ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Proofreading Tips: Punctuation in MHRA Style
The MHRA Style Guide is often used in the humanities, especially in the UK. But what does a proofreader need to know when working on a document that follows this style? In this post, we will look at the rules for punctuation in MHRA style, including: General guidelines about the…
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