Proofreading Tips: Editing Gendered Language

2 days ago / by David Standen
Proofreading Tips: Editing Gendered Language
Many companies and individuals now aim to make their writing gender neutral. And, as a proofreader, you may have to help them achieve this. In this post, we’re going to look at some common examples of gendered language you may need to watch out for: The gendered pronoun [pa_country_content…
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5 Misused Phrases to Watch Out for While Proofreading

6 months ago / by David Standen
5 Misused Phrases to Watch Out for While Proofreading
Proofreading is much easier when you know what to look for in a document. That’s why we cover many common errors in our Becoming A Proofreader course. And to help you spot even more mistakes, in this post, we’re looking at five commonly misused phrases. First Come, First Serve (First…
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What to Do with the Singular They

10 months ago / by David Standen
What to Do with the Singular They
For a pronoun, the singular ‘they’ is quite controversial. It is also widely misunderstood, so it’s worth looking at how it is used and whether it is standard English. In addition, we will offer a few tips on when you should use (or recommend use of) the singular ‘they’…
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Word Choice: Similar Words or Similar Meanings?

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Word Choice: Similar Words or Similar Meanings?
Our rich, annoying language has many words whose meanings are subtly distinct. It also has many words with similar spellings. Sometimes the two intersect and we get a double whammy of confusion. Today, we look at two pairs of words we suspect are trying to catch us out. The first…
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