Proofreading Resources: Online Dictionaries

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Proofreading Resources: Online Dictionaries
As a proofreader, you may be proud of your vocabulary. But we all need to look up words now and then. And with that in mind, it pays to bookmark a few online dictionaries! Which are the best for hardworking proofreaders? Take your pick from the following… Free Online Dictionaries…
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Editing Tips: How to Punctuate Dates

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: How to Punctuate Dates
There are various ways to punctuate dates. This poses a challenge for proofreaders. Should you correct punctuation in dates in a document? And how does punctuating dates vary in different situations? In this post, we answer your punctuation questions. Punctuating Numerical Date Formats In numerical date formats, the only…
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5 Top Tips for New Freelance Proofreaders

1 month ago / by David Standen
5 Top Tips for New Freelance Proofreaders
If you’re just starting out in the world of proofreading and editing, what do you need to know? And what should you expect? In this post, we offer five top tips for new freelance proofreaders. 1. Focus on the Brief A clear brief is key for any proofreading or editing…
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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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