Dos and Don’ts for New Proofreaders

2 weeks ago / by Bethan McGloin
Dos and Don’ts for New Proofreaders
You’ve brushed up on your grammar, read the dictionary cover to cover, and you want to become a proofreader. Good start! But while good grammar and spelling is essential, sometimes it’s small mistakes that trip up new proofreaders. To help you avoid common mistakes, we’ve compiled our top five dos…
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Proofreading Tips: Abbreviations in AP Style

3 weeks ago / by Jude Marriott Haresign
Proofreading Tips: Abbreviations in AP Style
AP style is commonly used by journalists, marketers, and PR specialists, whose writing often includes abbreviations. So, if you’re proofreading a document that uses AP style, you'll need to know how abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms should be presented. With that in mind, then, this guide covers how abbreviations should be…
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Proofreading Tips: Prepositions in Title Case

3 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Proofreading Tips: Prepositions in Title Case
In title case – a common approach to styling titles and headings – the first letters of the main words in a title are capitalised. As a proofreader, your work will often involve checking that titles are capitalised correctly. However, this isn’t always easy! Most notably, different style guides…
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Editing Tips: What Is Alphabet Soup?

3 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Editing Tips: What Is Alphabet Soup?
A dedicated proofreader will have an appetite for all kinds of text. But if there’s one literary meal that no editor or proofreader likes to see, it’s alphabet soup. What is alphabet soup in a writing context, though? And why is it a problem? In this post, we explain the…
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