A Proofreader’s Introduction to IEEE Style

3 weeks ago / by Nicole Dickinson
A Proofreader’s Introduction to IEEE Style
The IEEE Editorial Style Manual for Authors provides advice for anyone writing for an IEEE journal or publication. However, many technical writers and educational institutions also use IEEE style, so it is worth knowing the basics if you proofread technical writing. Here, we look at some key aspects of IEEE…
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He Said, She Said: Tips for Editing Dialogue Tags

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
He Said, She Said: Tips for Editing Dialogue Tags
Dialogue tags can help readers keep track of who is speaking in writing. But many authors overuse or misuse dialogue tags. As an editor or proofreader, then, it is worth keeping an eye out for issues when working on a novel or any other writing that features dialogue. In this…
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Academic Proofreading: A Quick Guide to Stephanus Numbers

1 month ago / by David Standen
Academic Proofreading: A Quick Guide to Stephanus Numbers
Plato is such an important part of Western philosophy that he has his own citation system: Stephanus numbers. But what do you need to know about Stephanus numbering as an academic proofreader? In this post, we’ll explain how these numbers work. What Are Stephanus Numbers? As well as being the…
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A Quick Guide to Dates and Times in MLA Style

2 months ago / by David Standen
A Quick Guide to Dates and Times in MLA Style
Among many other things, the MLA Handbook (8th edition) has advice on writing dates and times. But what do you need to know about dates and times to proofread academic writing? In this post, we’ll explain the basics of dates and times in MLA style. Dates in the Main Text…
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