Christmas Shopping for Proofreaders

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Christmas Shopping for Proofreaders
If you or a loved one works as a freelance proofreader, the holidays may well be more about dotting the Is than Morecambe and Wise. But even proofreaders deserve a treat this Christmas. So what gifts would make a professional word nerd happy this Yuletide? 1. A Room of One’s…
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Three Confusing Spellings Explained

1 year 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 look so right. But don’t be fazed by or rack your brain over the constrictive straitjacket of spelling. Instead, join us for a look at the origins of…
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Shortcuts and Time-Savers to Avoid

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Shortcuts and Time-Savers to Avoid
Proofreading can be a painstaking process. And when there’s a deadline looming or a frazzled client on your back, it’s very tempting to look for shortcuts. Some of these shortcuts are legitimate time-saving tips that proofreaders should learn to improve their efficiency. But some have no place in proofreading at…
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Negative Prefixes

1 year ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Negative Prefixes
English is a magpie language. It picks up shiny words wherever it can, and it doesn’t care how disorganised its rules become in the process. Or should that be ‘unorganised’? Take prefixes, for instance. We have de-, dis-, un-, and in-, all of which signify that something isn’t the case.…
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