Common Latin Terms

4 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Common Latin Terms
You might want to throw on some Ricky Martin before you read this because we’re going Latin. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be as sexy as Señor Martin was at his hip-gyrating peak. In your proofreading career you will encounter several Latin terms, and you may already be familiar with…
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Top 5 Formatting Tips

4 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Top 5 Formatting Tips
If there’s one thing that this blog has said ad nauseam, it’s that being a proofreader isn’t just about having good spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Take formatting, for example. It’s not proofreading, but a lot of jobs aimed at proofreaders require it and a lot of employers will expect you…
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How Commas Pull Their Weight

4 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
How Commas Pull Their Weight
In previous posts, we’ve discussed how proofreaders need to be aware of meaning when working on a document. And it’s not only word choice that affects meaning: punctuation can also change a sentence. In this post, then, we look at a few things you can do with commas. Direct Address…
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Top 3 Justifications for Sentence Fragments

4 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Top 3 Justifications for Sentence Fragments
This post is very. Let that sink in for a moment. Deep, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s also poor grammar. As proofreaders, we know that incomplete sentences are usually unacceptable. But there are circumstances in which a partial sentence might make sense. Thus, here are our top three reasons to leave…
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