Proofreading Tips: Editing Gendered Language

2 days ago / by David Standen
Proofreading Tips: Editing Gendered Language
Many companies and individuals now aim to make their writing gender neutral. And, as a proofreader, you may have to help them achieve this. In this post, we’re going to look at some common examples of gendered language you may need to watch out for: The gendered pronoun [pa_country_content…
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Editing Tips: Typographic Rivers Explained

1 week ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Typographic Rivers Explained
When proofreading a typeset text, such as page proofs for a book, you may need to keep an eye out for rivers. No, we don’t mean bodies of water. We mean gaps in the text. To find out what rivers are and what to do with them, check out our…
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5 Errors New Proofreaders Often Miss

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
5 Errors New Proofreaders Often Miss
Proofreaders need to be careful not to overlook mistakes in text while they work. Here, for instance, we’re going to look at five errors that new proofreaders often miss in documents: Mix-ups involving unfamiliar homophones. Multiple independent clauses combined in a comma splice. Inconsistencies in a document that don’t involve…
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Editing Tips: Chronological, Functional and Combination Resumes and CVs

3 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Chronological, Functional and Combination Resumes and CVs
As a freelance proofreader, you may be asked to check many resumes and CVs. But these documents come in many types, so it is worth knowing how they work so you can edit them effectively. Here, then, we’re going to look at the three most common types of resume: Chronological…
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