Three Confusing Spellings Explained

9 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Three Confusing Spellings Explained
We understand. You’ve been under a lot of strain recently. A proofreader’s job is not always easy. And sometimes the wrong spellings just look so right. But don’t be fazed by or rack your brain over the constrictive straitjacket of spelling. Just sit back and join us for a look…
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Common Latin Terms

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Common Latin Terms
You might want to throw on some Ricky Martin before you read this week’s blog post, because today we’re going Latin. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be quite as sexy as Señor Martin was at his hip-gyrating peak. In your proofreading career you will encounter several Latin terms, and you…
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Unruly Prefixes: Pre and Pro

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Unruly Prefixes: Pre and Pro
Prefixes. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t communicate without ‘em. Can’t even say prefixes without ‘em. And we can see both how essential and how tricky they are by looking at the words prescribe and proscribe. First, though, some preliminaries. If you’re pursuing a career in proofreading, you probably know a…
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Word Confusion: Biennial vs. Biannual

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Word Confusion: Biennial vs. Biannual
Some similar words are so familiar and so different in meaning that, should a customer muddle them up, you will notice them right away. For instance, if an essay refers to Darwin’s Theory of Revolution, you can safely assume that this is an essay on the Origin of Species, not…
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