Monthly Archives: August 2013

Proofreading 6: Using proof correction marks

Most people who do occasional proofreading tasks will not want to spend their valuable time learning how to use professional proof correction marks. And quite possibly the people who need to understand or act on the corrections won’t know what … Continue reading

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Proofreading 5: Getting down to it

Now that all your preparation is done, you can start the actual proofreading. This is the fifth in our series of proofreading tips. The series is aimed at people whose job title doesn’t include the word ‘proofreader’, but who nevertheless … Continue reading

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Long sentences, with no time off for good behaviour

The words are tumbling out beautifully for you. You are proud of that well-constructed, elegant and impressively long sentence. It’s sometimes even easier to write a long sentence than a short one. But if you want to be understood, beware: … Continue reading

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