Proofreading Tips: Numbers in AP Style

5 days ago / by Jude Marriott Haresign
Proofreading Tips: Numbers in AP Style
Created by journalists to help standardize public-facing writing in 1953, The AP Stylebook is still one of the most commonly used American English style guides around. As a proofreader, you’ll often need to check the formatting of numbers when working with a client who writes in AP…
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Proofreading Tips: State Abbreviations in AP Style

4 weeks ago / by Jude Marriott Haresign
Proofreading Tips: State Abbreviations in AP Style
The Associated Press is a popular style guide for public-facing corporate communication. Proofreaders will most likely encounter it while working with journalists or PR specialists in the US. And the AP Stylebook has some pretty specific rules for abbreviations, including state abbreviations. As a proofreader, then, you should be on…
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Proofreading Tips: How to Annotate a PDF

3 months 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

3 months 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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