Right-to-Left Text Issues

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Right-to-Left Text Issues
Fans of Proofreading Academy’s blog (we know you’re out there) will know that we try to make our posts fun and entertaining. But even fun-packed jobs like proofreading have their boring, technical bits. And more often than not, these bits are annoyingly important. Take, for example, the issue of correcting…
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Our Proofreading Christmas List

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Our Proofreading Christmas List
Here at Proofreading Academy, we’re not tempted by the latest must-have gadgets, but we always get the latest version of Microsoft Word. We don’t crave luxury beauty products, either, but we do want every document we work on to look good. If we could ask Santa for a gift this…
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To Change or Not to Change? When to Edit a Document

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
To Change or Not to Change? When to Edit a Document
That, as one famously poor speller might put it, is the question. One challenging part of being a proofreader is knowing when to make changes and when to leave well alone. It’s a delicate balance, and it requires more than a set of rules. More than anything, it requires common…
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Proofreading Before Computers

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Proofreading Before Computers
Proofreading dates back to the early days of printing: a contract from 1499 even mentions it, saying that the responsibility for proofreading lies with the author. But it may interest technology fans to know that Microsoft Word was not around in the fifteenth century. And proofreading before computers was, necessarily,…
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