Proofreading Tips: Punctuation in MHRA Style

4 weeks 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

2 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

2 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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Punctuation in Other Languages (And Why It Matters for Proofreaders)

2 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Punctuation in Other Languages (And Why It Matters for Proofreaders)
Proofreaders are (or should be!) familiar with how common punctuation marks are used in English. But punctuation marks and conventions differ between languages. As a result, when working with ESL clients, you might spot some unusual punctuation in a document. If you do see non-English punctuation in a document, you…
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