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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How Commas Pull Their Weight

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
How Commas Pull Their Weight
In previous posts, we’ve discussed how proofreaders need to be aware of meaning when working on a document. And it’s not only word choice that affects meaning: punctuation can also change a sentence. In this post, then, we look at a few things you can do with commas. Direct Address…
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Top 3 Justifications for Sentence Fragments

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Top 3 Justifications for Sentence Fragments
This post is very. Let that sink in for a moment. Deep, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s also poor grammar. As proofreaders, we know that incomplete sentences are usually unacceptable. But there are circumstances in which a partial sentence might make sense. Thus, here are our top three reasons to leave…
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