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  • A Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Freelancers

    A Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Freelancers

    Aug 13, 2022

    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    As a freelance proofreader or editor, taking part in continuing professional development will help you gain and maintain the skills you need to thrive. But working on your own can make this difficult, as you won’t have company training resources. Luckily, there are ways to take your professional development into your own hands. In this […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: When Should You Write Out Numbers in Full?

    Proofreading Tips: When Should You Write Out Numbers in Full?

    Aug 12, 2022

    • Editing Tips

    Style guides vary a lot on even the basics of how to write numbers. APA style, for instance, recommends writing out numbers under 10 as words and using numerals for larger numbers. But Chicago style recommends writing out numbers up to and including 100. And MLA style recommends writing out any number that can be […]

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  • 5 Easy-to-Miss Quotation Mark Errors

    Nov 08, 2020

    • Common Errors
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Punctuation

    Among other things, a good proofreader will check documents for proper use of quotes and quotation marks. However, there are many easy-to-miss quotation mark errors, including 4. Smart Quotes vs. Straight Quotes In typography, quotation marks come in two styles: Smart (or curly) quote marks – These are standard in most writing now, and most […]

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  • 5 Brilliant Quotes About Editing

    Mar 12, 2020

    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Proofreading Software and Tools

    Compared to authors, proofreaders and editors rarely make any headlines. But proofreading and editing is essential to great writing! And we’ve found a few quotes we think capture this. 1. Russell Lynes – Editing Is Necessary The editor and publisher Russell Lynes is quoted as saying: No author dislikes to be edited as much as […]

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  • 4 Tips for Improving Your Work Performance

    Jul 16, 2018

    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    You probably want to be the best proofreader you can be. And if you’re doing or have already completed our Knowadays course, you’re on the right track! But expertise isn’t all you need to work effectively. You also need to be smart about how you work. Otherwise you risk delivering the wrong thing, running out […]

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