5 More Misused Phrases to Look Out for While Proofreading

3 weeks ago / by Nicole Dickinson
5 More Misused Phrases to Look Out for While Proofreading
As a proofreader, you need to be on the lookout for misspelled words and phrases. To help you on this count, we previously looked at five commonly misused phrases. But there are plenty more to look out for! In this post, we’ll take you through five more. 1. Wet Your Appetite…
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5 Errors New Proofreaders Often Miss

3 months 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

5 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

8 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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