Proofreading Tips: What to Do With Comma Splices

4 weeks ago / by Bethan McGloin
Proofreading Tips: What to Do With Comma Splices
A good proofreader will know how to spot and correct common punctuation errors. One of the most common of these is the comma splice. But what exactly are comma splices, and how can you fix them? Read on to find out more. What Are Comma Splices? A comma splice is…
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Proofreading Tips: Punctuation in MHRA Style

4 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Proofreading Tips: Punctuation in MHRA Style
The MHRA Style Guide is often used in the humanities, especially in the UK. But what does a proofreader need to know when working on a document that follows this style? In this post, we will look at the rules for punctuation in MHRA style, including: General guidelines about the…
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5 Easy-to-Miss Apostrophe Errors

4 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
5 Easy-to-Miss Apostrophe Errors
A good proofreader will always check for apostrophe errors. And, as a proofreader, you should know the basics of how this punctuation mark works already. However, some apostrophe errors are easier to miss! Five easy-to-miss errors to look out for include: Exceptions to the rules about possessives and words that…
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Hyphens and Dashes in AMA Style

5 months ago / by Bethan McGloin
Hyphens and Dashes in AMA Style
The AMA Manual of Style (11th edition) is an academic style guide widely used in the medical sciences. As an academic proofreader, then, you may need to learn the basics of this style. And, having previously introduced the AMA referencing system, this post will focus on how to use hyphens…
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