Editing Tips: Should You Edit Citations and References?

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Should You Edit Citations and References?
You need to know your referencing systems if you’re proofreading academic documents. Proofreading Academy covers several major referencing styles to this end, but we’re often asked how far an editor should go with citations. The answer is "It depends!" But that isn’t a very helpful…
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Everybody Loves Referencing

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Everybody Loves Referencing
You’ve checked the spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You’ve made sure the language is appropriate and flows smoothly. Now comes your favourite bit of academic proofreading. Perhaps you’d like to dress up and pour yourself a glass of wine (alcohol-free, of course: don’t drink and proofread!) before you settle down to…
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MHRA Referencing

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
MHRA Referencing
Remember when you used to get ‘Too Hot for TV’ videos of your favourite TV shows? Remember how exciting they were? Well, prepare to feel that kind of excitement again in this introduction to MHRA [PDF] referencing: a system considered Too Hot for the Proofreading Academy Course. Actually, it wasn't…
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Citing Edited Books in Chicago Style

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Citing Edited Books in Chicago Style
Sound the celebratory trombone and strike the ritual tambourine. It’s referencing time again! And today we’re looking at how to cite edited books again. In this post, we’re going to look at Chicago referencing. There are two versions of this system: Author–date citations and a reference list (more common in…
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