Editing Tips: A Quick Guide to Formal Writing

1 month ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: A Quick Guide to Formal Writing
One key stylistic distinction for proofreading is between informal and formal writing. But what is formal writing? What makes it formal? And when should a document use a formal style? In this post, we look at what you need to know to work on formal documents. What Are the Key…
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Everybody Loves Referencing

2 years 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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MHRA Referencing

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
MHRA Referencing
Remember when you used to get ‘Too Hot for TV’ videos of your favourite TV shows? Remember how exciting they were? Well, prepare to feel that kind of excitement again in this introduction to MHRA [PDF] referencing: a system considered Too Hot for the Proofreading Academy Course. Actually, it wasn't…
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Formatting Titles in Academic Documents

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Formatting Titles in Academic Documents
Although proofreading and formatting are different, they overlap in some respects. For instance, when an essay names a source in the text, it is standard for the proofreader to ensure its title is appropriately formatted. Let's take a look at how formatting titles works. Italics and Quote Marks Formatting titles…
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