How to Lose Work and Irritate People

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
How to Lose Work and Irritate People
Here at Proofreading Academy, we’ve seen the full spectrum of proofreaders from the worst to the best, but so far our blog has been heavily weighted in favour of the good ones. Today, though, we’ve decided to rectify that with our guide to being the absolute worst. So if you…
0

Unruly Prefixes: Pre and Pro

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Unruly Prefixes: Pre and Pro
Prefixes. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t communicate without ‘em. Can’t even say prefixes without ‘em. And we can see both how essential and how tricky they are by looking at the words prescribe and proscribe. First, though, some preliminaries. Prefixes for Beginners If you’re pursuing a career in proofreading, you…
0

When Alright and Anymore Aren’t All Right Any More

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
When Alright and Anymore Aren’t All Right Any More
Even as a proofreader, alright and anymore may not ring any alarm bells. In less formal English, both are common. But two things you may need to know about these words include: That alright technically isn't a word. That anymore (as one word) has a very specific usage. So put…
0

Making Verbs Agree

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Making Verbs Agree
Do you ever feel like the only voice of reason in a world where all the words hate each other? We do. Sometimes, arranging a sentence so that it reads naturally is a daunting task. This is particularly true of ensuring that verbs agree when dealing with things like compound…
0