Date Format Variations: Little-Endian, Middle-Endian, Big-Endian

2 months ago / by David Standen
Date Format Variations: Little-Endian, Middle-Endian, Big-Endian
In the Becoming A Proofreader course, we look at how date formats differ between American English and British/Australian English. There are, though, more than three countries in the world, so it’s worth looking at regional date format variations more generally. Luckily, there are only three basic date format styles…
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Editing Tips: Punctuation in APA Style

2 months ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Punctuation in APA Style
The APA Publication Manual is one of the principal academic style guides. And if you’re proofreading academic writing, especially in the social and behavioural sciences, you’ll need to know the basics of punctuation in APA style. Here, then, we'll look at: When to use full stops in abbreviations How…
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Editing Tips: What Are Word Divisions?

3 months ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: What Are Word Divisions?
When proofreading a typeset text, such as the page proofs for a book, you may need to look for issues with word divisions. But what is a word division in proofreading? And how should proofreaders approach them when checking a document? In this post, we explain the basics. What Are…
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Proofreading Resources: Online Dictionaries

3 months ago / by David Standen
Proofreading Resources: Online Dictionaries
As a proofreader, you may be proud of your vocabulary. But we all need to look up words now and then. And with that in mind, it pays to bookmark a few online dictionaries! Which are the best for hardworking proofreaders? Take your pick from the following… Free Online Dictionaries…
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