An Introduction to the AP Stylebook

1 month ago / by David Standen
An Introduction to the AP Stylebook
The AP Stylebook is the go-to style guide for anyone working in journalism. But why is this guide so popular? And what do you need to know about it as a proofreader? Let’s take a look. What Is the Associated Press Stylebook? The Associated Press Stylebook is created by the…
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What to Do with the Singular They

2 months ago / by David Standen
What to Do with the Singular They
As far as pronouns go, the singular ‘they’ is quite controversial. It is also widely misunderstood, so it’s worth looking at how it is used and whether it is standard English. In addition, we will offer a few tips on when you should use (or recommend use of) the…
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How to Write a Style Sheet for Proofreading or Copy Editing

2 months ago / by David Standen
How to Write a Style Sheet for Proofreading or Copy Editing
Style guides are a vital resource for any proofreader or editor. But not every client will have one. And in some cases, you may need to create a custom style sheet when editing a document. But when do you need to create a style sheet? And what should it include?…
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What to Do with Tentative Language

5 months ago / by David Standen / 2 min read
What to Do with Tentative Language
Tentative language – also known as "hedging" – is a common feature of many types of writing. But what exactly do we mean by tentative language? And what should you do if you encounter hedging when editing or proofreading a document? In this post, we explain all.…
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