Proofreading Tips: What Is Oxford Spelling?

6 days ago / by Yessica Klein
Proofreading Tips: What Is Oxford Spelling?
As a proofreader, you might come across the term Oxford spelling. But what does this mean? And how should you approach a document if your client specifies using it? In this post, we explain everything you need to know to proofread documents effectively. What Is Oxford Spelling? ‘Oxford spelling’…
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A Proofreader’s Guide to Latin Plural Word Endings

1 month ago / by David Standen
A Proofreader’s Guide to Latin Plural Word Endings
From abacus to virus, lots of English nouns have origins in Latin. These words can pose a challenge for proofreaders, though, as many have two plural forms. Here, then, we’ll look at some common Latin plurals to see how these words work in English. Common Latin Plural Word Endings Common…
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5 Errors New Proofreaders Often Miss

3 months ago / by David Standen
5 Errors New Proofreaders Often Miss
Proofreaders need to be careful not to overlook mistakes in text while they work. Here, for instance, we’re going to look at five errors that new proofreaders often miss in documents: Mix-ups involving unfamiliar homophones. Multiple independent clauses combined in a comma splice. Inconsistencies in a document that don’t involve…
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5 Tips for Proofreading Different English Dialects

5 months ago / by David Standen
5 Tips for Proofreading Different English Dialects
One benefit of freelance proofreading is that you can work with clients all around the world. But this may mean you encounter English dialects that differ from the one you know best. And while this can pose challenges for proofreaders, we have a few tips that can help: Set the…
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