Editing Tips: Punctuation in Chicago Style

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Punctuation in Chicago Style
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) contains a lot of information on punctuation! Some is just to remind the reader of standard usage (e.g. that a sentence should end in a full stop). But as a proofreader, it pays to know the subtleties of punctuation in Chicago style. Full…
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Editing Tips: How to Punctuate Dates

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: How to Punctuate Dates
There are various ways to punctuate dates. This poses a challenge for proofreaders. Should you correct punctuation in dates in a document? And how does punctuating dates vary in different situations? In this post, we answer your punctuation questions. Punctuating Numerical Date Formats In numerical date formats, the only…
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Editing Tips: Punctuation in AP Style

2 months ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Punctuation in AP Style
AP style – as set out in The Associated Press Stylebook – provides advice on many elements of writing, including punctuation. But what do you need to know about punctuation in AP style to work as a freelance proofreader? In this post, we set out a few of the…
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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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