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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Transatlantic Differences: 3 Tips on UK vs. US Punctuation

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Transatlantic Differences: 3 Tips on UK vs. US Punctuation
America and the UK have been cultural cousins for some time. For better or for worse, they therefore bear some striking resemblances, such as sharing a language. But there are some important differences in how each country uses English. The differences between UK and US spelling (e.g. organise vs. organize)…
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When Alright and Anymore Aren’t All Right Any More

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
When Alright and Anymore Aren’t All Right Any More
Even as a proofreader, alright and anymore may not ring any alarm bells. In less formal English, both are common. But two things you may need to know about these words include: That alright technically isn't a word. That anymore (as one word) has a very specific usage. So put…
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