Everybody Loves Referencing

8 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Everybody Loves Referencing
You’ve checked the spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You’ve made sure the language flows well and that it is appropriately academic. Now comes your favourite bit. Perhaps you’d like to dress up a little and pour yourself a glass of wine (alcohol-free, of course: don’t drink and proofread!) before you settle…
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Christmas Shopping

9 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Christmas Shopping
Halloween has come and gone, so naturally every TV advert, shop window, and café playlist thinks that the festive season has arrived. Perhaps you’ve already started stockpiling gifts and anticipating a long holiday full of sherry and Slade. But there’s no rest for the pedantic. If you or a loved…
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Shortcuts and Timesavers: The Good and the Bad

11 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Shortcuts and Timesavers: The Good and the Bad
Proofreading is often a slow, painstaking process. Even at the best of times, it can be frustrating. So when there’s a deadline looming or a frazzled customer on your back, it’s very tempting to look for shortcuts. Some of these shortcuts are legitimate timesaving tips that proofreaders should learn to…
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Proofreading Creative Writing

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Proofreading Creative Writing
Truth hurts. That’s why everyday life is full of little white lies, and why most of the human race avoids telling anyone that their baby isn’t all that pretty. But proofreaders aren’t so lucky. Our career is a world of uncomfortable truths. And this is especially true when working with…
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