Tag: Proofreading

25
Jul

What happens when you don’t proofread?

Publishing and marketing move at such a speed that often there’s no time for proofreading. Even…

20
Dec

Use a style guide for consistency when writing for print or web sites

We’ve been doing a lot of proofreading lately, which brings to mind just how useful a corporate style guide for writers can be.

18
Sep

The value of accuracy

We all do it: jot things down, bang out an email or a blog. Does it matter if we get a number or something else wrong?

12
Sep

Spelling criteria

What are the criteria for deciding how to use this word?

28
Aug

Spelling bureaucrat

Don’t get tied up by the red tape of this B when tangling with a bureaucrat.

27
Aug

Spelling accommodate

It’s helpful to remember that both verb and noun forms accommodate two cs and two ms.

08
Jul

How to work with a proofreader

The client, a business, called to ask how much it would cost to proofread their client magazine.

04
Jul

Their, there, they’re!

Their or there or they’re?

They sound and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?

02
Jul

Singular or plural organisation?

When writing a press release, article or other material, it’s a good idea to decide how you want to refer to your business or organisation.

Do you say “the company is a leader in its field” or “the company are leaders in their field”?

27
Jun

Managing long documents effectively

When commissioned to proofread magazines, newsletters, reports, manuals and web sites before they are sent to print or published on the internet, often we find major inconsistencies throughout the document, which require considerable rewriting or editing. Sometimes there isn’t enough time to do this and the document is produced with only the worst errors and typos corrected. Anyone producing a long document can avoid this by assuming the role of editor and managing production from start to finish.