5 Tips for Keeping Your Critical Distance While Proofreading

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
5 Tips for Keeping Your Critical Distance While Proofreading
It can be hard to focus on proofreading if you’re too involved in a text, or if you’ve made several passes already and you’re now too familiar with it to easily spot errors. But there are things you can do to maintain critical distance when proofreading, including: Change your perspective…
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Editor Profiles: Stephen (Working from Home During COVID-19)

3 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editor Profiles: Stephen (Working from Home During COVID-19)
What do you do when a global pandemic means your usual work dries up? One option is to try freelance proofreading. It has worked for Stephen, an actor and Proofreading Academy graduate. Here, we look at how proofreading is helping him keep earning through COVID-19. Hi, Stephen! What made you…
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5 Reasons Proofreading Is Perfect for Stay-at-Home Parents

3 weeks ago / by David Standen
5 Reasons Proofreading Is Perfect for Stay-at-Home Parents
As a stay-at-home dad, you might not have thought about balancing childcare with a career in proofreading. But working as a freelance proofreader is one of the best jobs around for stay-at-home parents! Want to know why? We’ll give you five reasons: You don’t need a lot of training to…
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Editing Tips: Checking Your Sources Online

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Checking Your Sources Online
As a proofreader, you may need to look up information online, such as reference formats or jargon, when working on a document. And this makes the internet an invaluable resource. But the internet is also full of very dumb things. So, how can you be sure the information you’ve found…
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