Proofreading Tips: A Quick Guide to Canadian English

6 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
Proofreading Tips: A Quick Guide to Canadian English
Canadian English combines aspects of both American and British English, as well as having its own purely Canadian terminology and usage. We’ve put together a quick guide to Canadian English for proofreaders to highlight general guidelines for working with this dialect. Canadian English Spelling Canadian English usually follows British spelling…
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5 Easy-to-Miss Quotation Mark Errors

6 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
5 Easy-to-Miss Quotation Mark Errors
Among other things, a good proofreader will check documents for proper use of quotes and quotation marks. However, there are many easy-to-miss quotation mark errors, including: Using quotation marks for emphasis. Adding quotation marks with reported speech. Overusing or misusing ‘scare quotes’ in a manuscript. Inconsistent use of ‘smart’…
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Editing Tips: Punctuation in APA Style

9 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
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?

9 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
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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