What to Do with Tentative Language

5 months ago / by David Standen / 2 min read
What to Do with Tentative Language
Tentative language – also known as "hedging" – is a common feature of many types of writing. But what exactly do we mean by tentative language? And what should you do if you encounter hedging when editing or proofreading a document? In this post, we explain all.…
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The Ideal Date

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
The Ideal Date
Hello, reader. You look lovely today. We at Proofreading Academy know this may seem a little forward, but… what would your dream date be? Our dates aren’t terribly romantic, but they’re always formatted impeccably. Yes, today we’re talking about the finer points of formatting dates in writing. [caption id="attachment_985" align="aligncenter"…
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Capitalisation: Compass Points and Titles

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Capitalisation: Compass Points and Titles
In our time training proofreaders, we’ve noticed that the subtleties of capitalisation can sometimes confuse even the best students. So, today, we’re going to look at two tricky capitalisation issues that might trip you up: compass points and titles. Compass Points and Directions It is a common misconception that the…
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Poetic Licence

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Poetic Licence
We took a little census of the people on our team, And the general consensus was things are not as they seem. Some words use a simple ‘s’ to settle spelling strains, While certain others celebrate soft ‘c’’s fancy refrains.   Moreover, you may realise that Britain’s hallowed ground Prioritises…
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