A Proofreader’s Guide to Dates in AP Style

3 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
A Proofreader’s Guide to Dates in AP Style
The Associated Press Stylebook is the go-to style guide for many writers, news outlets, and businesses. And if your clients use AP style, you’ll need to know how it works. With that in mind, here we’ll look at what proofreaders should know about dates in AP style, including: The basic…
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Hyphens and Dashes in AMA Style

4 months ago / by Bethan McGloin
Hyphens and Dashes in AMA Style
The AMA Manual of Style (11th edition) is an academic style guide widely used in the medical sciences. As an academic proofreader, then, you may need to learn the basics of this style. And, having previously introduced the AMA referencing system, this post will focus on how to use hyphens…
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Titles of Other Works in AP Style

4 months ago / by Yessica Klein
Titles of Other Works in AP Style
AP style – as set out in The Associated Press Stylebook – is commonly used in business writing and journalism. But did you know that the AP Stylebook has advice on how to present titles of other works, such as books, films, and musical compositions? It’s important to be aware…
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Proofreading Checklist: Student Essay

4 months ago / by Chrissy Derbyshire
Proofreading Checklist: Student Essay
Academic proofreading can be a great source of work for freelancers. But what should you look for when proofreading a student essay? In this essay proofreading checklist, we set out the issues that often affect essays, from basic typos to errors with citations and formatting. Mechanical Issues No matter the…
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