A Brief Guide to Vancouver Referencing

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
A Brief Guide to Vancouver Referencing
It’s happened to us all. A client wants you to proofread their essay or journal article, but you are unfamiliar with the referencing system! Suddenly everything is called into question. Imposter syndrome kicks in. You wonder, can you presume to do this with only Google to guide you? What if…
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Top 5 Tips for ESL Proofreading

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Top 5 Tips for ESL Proofreading
As a proofreader, you are almost certain to encounter clients who do not speak English as a first language. This may seem daunting, but never fear! In this post, we have five top tips for working with ESL (English as a second language) clients and documents. 1. Be Clear and…
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Word Confusion: Biennial vs. Biannual

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Word Confusion: Biennial vs. Biannual
Some similar words are so familiar and so different in meaning that, should a client muddle them up, you will notice them right away. For instance, if an essay refers to Darwin’s theory of revolution, you can safely assume that this is an essay on the Origin of Species, not…
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The Etymology of ‘Proofreading’

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
The Etymology of ‘Proofreading’
Here at Proofreading Academy we have a poster on the wall (next to the signed pictures of our favourite pedants of stage and screen) that says, ‘You don’t have to know the etymology of “proofreading” to work here, but it helps!’ Our questionable taste in wall décor aside, the term…
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