What to Do with Tentative Language

1 month 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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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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The Ideal Date

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
The Ideal Date
Hello, reader. You look lovely today. We at Proofreading Academy know this may seem a little forward, but… what would your dream date be? Our dates aren’t terribly romantic, but they’re always formatted impeccably. Yes, today we’re talking about the finer points of formatting dates in writing. [caption id="attachment_985" align="aligncenter"…
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Proofreading Creative Writing

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Proofreading Creative Writing
Truth hurts. That’s why everyday life is full of little white lies, and why most of the human race avoids telling anyone that their baby isn’t all that pretty. But proofreaders aren’t so lucky. Our career is a world of uncomfortable truths. And this is especially true when working with…
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