Religious Terms

7 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Religious Terms
And lo, the proofreader corrected the spelling and the grammar, and she did separate sentence from sentence with proper punctuation. For six days she did this, and on the seventh day she did this also, for she worked freelance and could not afford to rest. Don’t worry, we haven’t changed…
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How Commas Pull Their Weight

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
How Commas Pull Their Weight
In previous posts, we’ve discussed how proofreaders need to be aware of meaning when working on a document. Only focussing on minutiae of grammar and punctuation can lead to mistakes being overlooked or even added. And it’s not only the choice of words that affects meaning: punctuation can also completely…
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Transatlantic Differences: 3 Tips on UK vs. US Punctuation

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Transatlantic Differences: 3 Tips on UK vs. US Punctuation
  America and the UK have been cultural cousins for some time. For better or for worse, they therefore bear some striking resemblances, such as sharing a language. But there are some important differences in how each country uses it. The differences between UK and US spelling (e.g. organise vs.…
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Ghosts of Typing Conventions Past

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Ghosts of Typing Conventions Past
Chapter 1: Common Misconceptions It was Christmas Eve and Mr Scrivener Drudge, a wicked old miser who bore no similarity to anyone that would raise copyright issues, sat gloomily at the computer in his office. His nephew had bought it for him last Christmas after, in a fit of rage,…
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