Christmas Shopping for Proofreaders

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Christmas Shopping for Proofreaders
If you or a loved one works as a freelance proofreader, the holidays may well be more about dotting the Is than Morecambe and Wise. But even proofreaders deserve a treat this Christmas. So what gifts would make a professional word nerd happy this Yuletide? 1. A Room of One’s…
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Shortcuts and Time-Savers to Avoid

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Shortcuts and Time-Savers to Avoid
Proofreading can be a painstaking process. And when there’s a deadline looming or a frazzled client on your back, it’s very tempting to look for shortcuts. Some of these shortcuts are legitimate time-saving tips that proofreaders should learn to improve their efficiency. But some have no place in proofreading at…
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4 Tips for Improving Your Work Performance

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
4 Tips for Improving Your Work Performance
You probably want to be the best proofreader you can be. And if you’re doing or have already completed our Proofreading Academy course, you’re on the right track! But expertise isn’t all you need to work effectively. You also need to be smart about how you work. Otherwise you risk…
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Spellcheck and Proofreading Software

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Spellcheck and Proofreading Software
We all like to feel needed. We give and give and give, and we’d like a little appreciation in return. But boring old human proofreaders aren’t terribly glamorous. We’re only flesh and blood. And sometimes clients seem to have more faith in technology than in humanity. In today’s blog post,…
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