5 Ways to Promote Yourself as a Freelance Proofreader

2 weeks ago / by Nicole Dickinson
5 Ways to Promote Yourself as a Freelance Proofreader
So you’ve decided to become a freelance proofreader. But how can you secure work? In this post, we suggest five ways you can promote yourself as a freelance proofreader: Set up a website where you can promote your services and update it regularly. Use social media to network and advertise…
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A Proofreader’s Introduction to IEEE Style

3 weeks ago / by Nicole Dickinson
A Proofreader’s Introduction to IEEE Style
The IEEE Editorial Style Manual for Authors provides advice for anyone writing for an IEEE journal or publication. However, many technical writers and educational institutions also use IEEE style, so it is worth knowing the basics if you proofread technical writing. Here, we look at some key aspects of IEEE…
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5 More Misused Phrases to Look Out for While Proofreading

3 weeks ago / by Nicole Dickinson
5 More Misused Phrases to Look Out for While Proofreading
As a proofreader, you need to be on the lookout for misspelled words and phrases. To help you on this count, we previously looked at five commonly misused phrases. But there are plenty more to look out for! In this post, we’ll take you through five more. 1. Wet Your Appetite…
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He Said, She Said: Tips for Editing Dialogue Tags

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
He Said, She Said: Tips for Editing Dialogue Tags
Dialogue tags can help readers keep track of who is speaking in writing. But many authors overuse or misuse dialogue tags. As an editor or proofreader, then, it is worth keeping an eye out for issues when working on a novel or any other writing that features dialogue. In this…
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