When to Use Italics for Non-English Words

6 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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Proofreading and Diacritics in English

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy
Proofreading and Diacritics in English
Diacritics – sometimes known as accents – are used in writing to tell us how to pronounce a word. But do we really use diacritics in English? do you need to worry about diacritic marks when proofreading? And, if so, how do you add them in Microsoft Word? Let us…
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