Religious Terms

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Religious Terms
And lo, the proofreader corrected the spelling and the grammar, and she did separate sentence from sentence with proper punctuation. For six days she did this, and on the seventh day she did this also, for she worked freelance and could not afford to rest. Don’t worry, we haven’t changed…
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The Ideal Date

2 years 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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Three Confusing Spellings Explained

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Three Confusing Spellings Explained
We understand. You’ve been under a lot of strain recently. A proofreader’s job is not always easy. And sometimes the wrong spellings look so right. But don’t be fazed by or rack your brain over the constrictive straitjacket of spelling. Instead, join us for a look at the origins of…
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Negative Prefixes

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Negative Prefixes
English is a magpie language. It picks up shiny words wherever it can, and it doesn’t care how disorganised its rules become in the process. Or should that be ‘unorganised’? Take prefixes, for instance. We have de-, dis-, un-, and in-, all of which signify that something isn’t the case.…
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