Proofreading and Diacritics in English

1 month ago / by David Standen
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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Formatting Titles in Academic Documents

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Formatting Titles in Academic Documents
Although proofreading and formatting are different, they overlap in some respects. For instance, when an essay names a source in the text, it is standard for the proofreader to ensure its title is appropriately formatted. Let's take a look at how formatting titles works. Italics and Quote Marks Formatting titles…
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Top 5 Formatting Tips

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Top 5 Formatting Tips
If there’s one thing that this blog has said ad nauseam, it’s that being a proofreader isn’t just about having good spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Take formatting, for example. It’s not proofreading, but a lot of jobs aimed at proofreaders require it and a lot of employers will expect you…
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Right-to-Left Text Issues

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Right-to-Left Text Issues
Fans of Proofreading Academy’s blog (we know you’re out there) will know that we try to make our posts fun and entertaining. But even fun-packed jobs like proofreading have their boring, technical bits. And more often than not, these bits are annoyingly important. Take, for example, the issue of correcting…
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