Christmas Shopping

9 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Christmas Shopping
Halloween has come and gone, so naturally every TV advert, shop window, and café playlist thinks that the festive season has arrived. Perhaps you’ve already started stockpiling gifts and anticipating a long holiday full of sherry and Slade. But there’s no rest for the pedantic. If you or a loved…
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Three Confusing Spellings Explained

9 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Three Confusing Spellings Explained
We understand. You’ve been under a lot of strain recently. A proofreader’s job is not always easy. And sometimes the wrong spellings just look so right. But don’t be fazed by or rack your brain over the constrictive straitjacket of spelling. Just sit back and join us for a look…
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Shortcuts and Timesavers: The Good and the Bad

11 months ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Shortcuts and Timesavers: The Good and the Bad
Proofreading is often a slow, painstaking process. Even at the best of times, it can be frustrating. So when there’s a deadline looming or a frazzled customer on your back, it’s very tempting to look for shortcuts. Some of these shortcuts are legitimate timesaving tips that proofreaders should learn to…
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Negative Prefixes

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Negative Prefixes
English is a magpie language. It loves to pick up shiny words and word-parts wherever it finds them, and it doesn’t care how disorganised its rules become in the process. Or should that be ‘unorganised’? Take prefixes. Sometimes a whole load of them mean roughly the same thing. For example,…
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