Word Confusion: Biennial vs. Biannual

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Word Confusion: Biennial vs. Biannual
Some similar words are so familiar and so different in meaning that, should a client muddle them up, you will notice them right away. For instance, if an essay refers to Darwin’s theory of revolution, you can safely assume that this is an essay on the Origin of Species, not…
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The Etymology of ‘Proofreading’

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
The Etymology of ‘Proofreading’
Here at Proofreading Academy we have a poster on the wall (next to the signed pictures of our favourite pedants of stage and screen) that says, ‘You don’t have to know the etymology of “proofreading” to work here, but it helps!’ Our questionable taste in wall décor aside, the term…
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