Microsoft Word Tips: Track Changes vs. Compare

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
Microsoft Word Tips: Track Changes vs. Compare
When proofreading a document in Microsoft Word, you have two main methods available for recording the edits you make. These are: Using Track Changes to record edits as you make them. Editing the document and then using Compare to highlight the changes. We cover both methods in detail in the…
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The Fourth Wise Man (A Christmas Proofreading Story)

1 month ago / by David Standen
The Fourth Wise Man (A Christmas Proofreading Story)
We all know the story of the Three Wise Men who came bearing gifts at the birth of Jesus. But did you know that a fourth wise man was left out of the nativity story? This Christmas, we will finally tell the untold part of this tale: the story of…
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Editing Tips: When Are Sentence Fragments Okay?

1 month ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: When Are Sentence Fragments Okay?
Strictly speaking, sentence fragments – incomplete sentences that don’t express a complete thought – are ungrammatical. And, as a proofreader, you would usually correct ungrammatical text in a document. But is a sentence fragment always an error? The short answer is  Many writers use sentence fragments deliberately, especially in creative…
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Editing Tips: What to Do with Biased Language

1 month ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: What to Do with Biased Language
When editing a document, you might notice language that some might find offensive. But what should you do about biased language as a proofreader? In this post, we offer a few tips about what to look out for and how to handle biased language if you encounter it. What Counts…
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