Category Archives: Proofreading

Proofreading 8: Further reading and resources

This is our final blog on proofreading for non-professionals. In it, we point the way to some other resources on proofreading which you might find helpful. The resources are not exclusively on proofreading, since there is overlap with other topics, … Continue reading

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Proofreading 7: Common errors to watch out for

This is the penultimate blog in our eight-part series on proofreading for non-professionals. The final blog will offer some suggestions for further reading, training or information on proofreading. In the meantime, here’s a brief list of some very common errors … Continue reading

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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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Proofreading 4: Presenting your amendments

This is the fourth in our series of blogs about proofreading. This is an important topic: how to present the results of your proofreading efforts to your ‘client’. You need to agree with your client, before you start work, how … Continue reading

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Proofreading 3: Preparing yourself

This the third in our series of blogs on proofreading. The first two focused on the different kinds of proofreading, and the importance of knowing the audience for the document you’re proofreading. In this blog we’re going to focus on … Continue reading

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Proofreading 2: Know your audience

This is the second in our series of blogs on proofreading. This brief blog encourages you to think about the target audience for the document you’re going to be proofreading. It may seem obvious, but before you start you really … Continue reading

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