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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Ghosts of Typing Conventions Past

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Ghosts of Typing Conventions Past
Chapter 1: Common Misconceptions It was Christmas Eve and Mr Scrivener Drudge, a wicked old miser who bore no similarity to anyone that would raise copyright issues, sat gloomily at the computer in his office. His nephew had bought it for him last Christmas after, in a fit of rage,…
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Proofreading Before Computers

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Proofreading Before Computers
Proofreading dates back to the early days of printing: a contract from the year 1499 mentions it, saying that the responsibility for proofreading lies with the author. But it may interest technology fans to know that Microsoft Word was not around in the fifteenth century. So the process of proofreading…
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The Etymology of ‘Proofreading’

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
The Etymology of ‘Proofreading’
Here at Proofreading Academy we have a poster on the wall (next to the signed pictures of our favourite pedants of stage and screen) that says, ‘You don’t have to know the etymology of “proofreading” to work here, but it helps!’Our questionable taste in wall décor aside, the term ‘proofreading’…
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