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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Editing Tips: Fact-Checking Fiction

4 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Editing Tips: Fact-Checking Fiction
Fiction is all about the suspension of disbelief, and factual errors can be distracting. Thus, when editing or proofreading a novel, you might need to raise issues of factual accuracy for your client, especially when a work of fiction is set in the real world. In this post, then, we…
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He Said, She Said: Tips for Editing Dialogue Tags

7 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
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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Editing Tips: Scene Breaks in Books and Manuscripts

8 months ago / by Proofreading Academy
Editing Tips: Scene Breaks in Books and Manuscripts
When a book is divided into sections, each chapter will typically start on a new page. But what about scene changes within a chapter? How do writers and publishers indicate a shift of perspective, time, or location? And what do you need to know about this as a proofreader? In…
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