Proofreading Tips: How to Annotate a PDF

1 week ago / by Bethan McGloin
Proofreading Tips: How to Annotate a PDF
As a freelance proofreader, you may be asked to proofread a PDF at some point. And if you’re used to the tools in Microsoft Word, the process for marking up a different type of document can seem daunting. Once you get the hang of it, though, proofreading a PDF is…
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A Guide to Referencing and Religious Texts

2 weeks ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
A Guide to Referencing and Religious Texts
Religious texts, whether published as books or accessed online, often play by different rules when it comes to referencing. So, as a proofreader, you’ll need to pay particular attention to referencing if your client is citing the Bible, the Quran, or any other sacred text. Here, we set out the…
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Proofreading Tips: Abbreviations in AP Style

3 weeks ago / by Jude Marriott Haresign
Proofreading Tips: Abbreviations in AP Style
AP style is commonly used by journalists, marketers, and PR specialists, whose writing often includes abbreviations. So, if you’re proofreading a document that uses AP style, you'll need to know how abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms should be presented. With that in mind, then, this guide covers how abbreviations should be…
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Editing Tips: Fact-Checking Fiction

4 weeks ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Editing Tips: Fact-Checking Fiction
Fiction is all about the suspension of disbelief, and factual errors can be distracting. Thus, when editing or proofreading a novel, you might need to raise issues of factual accuracy for your client, especially when a work of fiction is set in the real world. In this post, then, we…
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