How to Proofread Executive Summaries

3 months ago / by David Standen
How to Proofread Executive Summaries
Executive summaries are key business documents, allowing busy professionals to learn vital information at a glance. But what goes into a good executive summary? And how do you proofread one effectively? Check out our guide to executive summaries to find out. What Is an Executive Summary? Ideally, decision makers at…
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Editing Tips: Chronological, Functional and Combination Resumes and CVs

3 months ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Chronological, Functional and Combination Resumes and CVs
As a freelance proofreader, you may be asked to check many resumes and CVs. But these documents come in many types, so it is worth knowing how they work so you can edit them effectively. Here, then, we’re going to look at the three most common types of resume: Chronological…
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Proofreading Resources: Style Guides for Business Writing

4 months ago / by David Standen
Proofreading Resources: Style Guides for Business Writing
Style guides are vital resources for proofreaders and editors. But the best style guide to use may depend on the type of writing at hand. So, which style guides are best for business writing? Here, we’re going to look at some examples, including: The Associated Press Stylebook The Chicago Manual…
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Editing Tips: A Quick Guide to Formal Writing

11 months 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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