Understanding the Proofing Options in Microsoft Word

1 month ago / by David Standen
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

2 months ago / by David Standen
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

4 months 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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