A Quick Guide to DOIs and URLs

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
A Quick Guide to DOIs and URLs
Many referencing systems require a DOI or URL for online sources. But what exactly is the difference between DOIs and URLs? And how should you approach them as a proofreader? What Are DOIs and URLs? DOIs (digital object identifiers) and URLs (uniform resource locators) are both ways of linking to…
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Writing the Time: AM and PM or a.m. and p.m.?

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Writing the Time: AM and PM or a.m. and p.m.?
AM and PM are terms used when writing times. However, there are a few different ways to write them, which can be tricky when proofreading. Should you just aim for consistency? Or is there a correct way to do it in certain contexts? In this post, we explore your options.…
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Title Capitalisation: What to Capitalise in Titles

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
Title Capitalisation: What to Capitalise in Titles
When proofreading, one thing you need to check is title capitalisation. But what are the rules about capitalising titles? In this post, we look at four common styles: Title case, which capitalises the first letter of certain key words Sentence case, in which titles are capitalised like sentences Initial…
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Proofreading and Diacritics in English

1 month ago / by David Standen
Proofreading and Diacritics in English
Diacritics – sometimes known as accents – are used in writing to tell us how to pronounce a word. But do we really use diacritics in English? do you need to worry about diacritic marks when proofreading? And, if so, how do you add them in Microsoft Word? Let us…
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