5 Misused Phrases to Watch Out for While Proofreading

3 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

7 months ago / by David Standen
What to Do with the Singular They
As far as pronouns go, 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…
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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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Religious Terms

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Religious Terms
And lo, the proofreader corrected the spelling and the grammar, and she did separate sentence from sentence with proper punctuation. For six days she did this, and on the seventh day she did this also, for she worked freelance and could not afford to rest. Don’t worry, we haven’t changed…
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