5 Errors New Proofreaders Often Miss

7 days ago / by David Standen
5 Errors New Proofreaders Often Miss
Proofreaders need to be careful not to overlook mistakes in text while they work. Here, for instance, we’re going to look at five errors that new proofreaders often miss in documents: Mix-ups involving unfamiliar homophones. Multiple independent clauses combined in a comma splice. Inconsistencies in a document that don’t involve…
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5 Tips for Proofreading Different English Dialects

2 months ago / by David Standen
5 Tips for Proofreading Different English Dialects
One benefit of freelance proofreading is that you can work with clients all around the world. But this may mean you encounter English dialects that differ from the one you know best. And while this can pose challenges for proofreaders, we have a few tips that can help: Set the…
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Date Format Variations: Little-Endian, Middle-Endian, Big-Endian

5 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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5 Misused Phrases to Watch Out for While Proofreading

6 months 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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