Editing Tips: Punctuation in APA Style

2 months ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Punctuation in APA Style
The APA Publication Manual is one of the principal academic style guides. And if you’re proofreading academic writing, especially in the social and behavioural sciences, you’ll need to know the basics of punctuation in APA style. Here, then, we'll look at: When to use full stops in abbreviations How…
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Editing Tips: What Are Word Divisions?

3 months ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: What Are Word Divisions?
When proofreading a typeset text, such as the page proofs for a book, you may need to look for issues with word divisions. But what is a word division in proofreading? And how should proofreaders approach them when checking a document? In this post, we explain the basics. What Are…
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Editing Tips: Punctuation in Chicago Style

3 months 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 months 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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