Proofreading Tips: How to Fix Ghost Formatting in MS Word

3 months ago / by Bethan McGloin
Proofreading Tips: How to Fix Ghost Formatting in MS Word
When working as a proofreader, you might find that some clients ask you to correct the formatting of a document. But have you ever come across a layout issue in Microsoft Word that seems impossible to fix? If so, you may have experienced the spectre of ghost formatting. This post…
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When to Use Italics for Non-English Words

8 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
When to Use Italics for Non-English Words
In English-language writing, words from other languages are often presented in italics. As a proofreader, you may therefore need to check that such words are presented correctly. But what are the rules about italicising foreign words in English writing? In this post, we look at what a proofreader needs…
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Understanding the Proofing Options in Microsoft Word

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy
Understanding the Proofing Options in Microsoft Word
The spellchecker in Microsoft Word cannot replace expert proofreading, but it can be a useful tool for proofreaders. We look at this in our Becoming A Proofreader course. However, to make the most of this tool, you need to understand the proofing options in Microsoft Word. How to Access the…
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A Guide to Proofreading LaTeX Documents

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy
A Guide to Proofreading LaTeX Documents
If you do a lot of academic proofreading, you will almost certainly encounter LaTeX at some point. And no, this doesn’t have anything to do with rubber gloves or clothing! To find out about the LaTeX system and what you need to know as proofreader, check out our guide below.…
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