Editing Tips: What to Do with Variant Spellings

3 weeks ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Editing Tips: What to Do with Variant Spellings
If you want to pursue a career in proofreading, sooner or later you will encounter words that have variant spellings (i.e., words with more than one spelling). In this post, then, we’re going to look…
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Proofreading Tips: What Is Oxford Spelling?

4 months 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

5 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
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

7 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
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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