Proofreading Resources: Online Dictionaries

2 weeks 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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Editing Tips: Punctuation in Chicago Style

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Punctuation in Chicago Style
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) contains a lot of information on punctuation! Some is just to remind the reader of standard usage (e.g. that a sentence should end in a full stop). But as a proofreader, it pays to know the subtleties of punctuation in Chicago style. Full…
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5 Misused Phrases to Watch Out for While Proofreading

3 weeks ago / by David Standen
5 Misused Phrases to Watch Out for While Proofreading
Proofreading is much easier when you know what to look for in a document. That’s why we cover many common errors in our Becoming A Proofreader course. And to help you spot even more mistakes, in this post, we’re looking at five commonly misused phrases. First Come, First Serve (First…
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Editing Tips: How to Punctuate Dates

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: How to Punctuate Dates
There are various ways to punctuate dates. This poses a challenge for proofreaders. Should you correct punctuation in dates in a document? And how does punctuating dates vary in different situations? In this post, we answer your punctuation questions. Punctuating Numerical Date Formats In numerical date formats, the only…
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