Proofreading and Editing Tips

Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned proofreader or editor, there’s always something new to learn. That’s where our blogs come in. They’re packed with expert views, hints and hacks on everything from grammatical curiosities to formatting shortcuts and can’t-live-without tools.

  • Proofreading Tips: Plagiarism in Business Writing

    Proofreading Tips: Plagiarism in Business Writing

    Jun 28, 2022

    • Business Editing
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    While plagiarism is less obviously a problem in business writing than in, say, creative or academic writing, it can still be an issue. And a good proofreader may need to highlight plagiarism in their client’s work. But what does plagiarism look like in the context of business writing? And how do you address it? In […]

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  • Proofreading and Editing Legal Writing

    Proofreading and Editing Legal Writing

    Jun 22, 2022

    • Editing Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    While we cover academic, creative, and business writing in the Becoming A Proofreader and Becoming An Editor courses, what about other writing types? How might proofreading and editing legal writing differ, for example? Well, there are some differences you will need to consider if you want to work with legal clients. In this post, we’ll […]

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Proofreading and Editing Medical Writing

  • Proofreading and Editing Journalism

    Jun 20, 2022

    • Editing Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    In the Becoming A Proofreader and Becoming An Editor courses, we focus primarily on academic, creative, and business writing. But if you work as a freelancer, you may find yourself working with other client types as well, including journalists and journalistic organizations. To give you a sense of what to expect in these cases, then, […]

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  • The Ultimate Glossary of Proofreading and Editing Terms

    May 20, 2022

    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Vocabulary Tips

    Every new skill brings with it a host of new terminology. For disciplines as complex and varied as proofreading and editing, the terminology can sometimes be overwhelming. But never fear! In today’s extra special post, we bring you the Ultimate Glossary of Proofreading and Editing Terms. Why Is an Editing and Proofreading Glossary Helpful? At […]

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  • A Visit from St. Nicholas (A Festive Proofreading Quiz)

    Dec 23, 2021

    • Editing Tips

    Here at Knowadays, we know the best way to improve your proofreading skills is to get lots of practice. And what better way to than with a festive proofreading exercise? All you need to do is copy and paste the poem below into a Microsoft Word document and see how many errors you can spot […]

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  • 5 Tips on How to Write the Perfect Christmas Card

    Dec 18, 2021

    • Editing Tips
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling

    It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner, and you’ve got a lot to do – wrapping presents, buying food, writing Christmas cards… the list goes on. It would be easy to let your proofreading standards slip! But to help you avoid this, we’ve come up with five tips on writing […]

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  • How to Become a Proofreader

    Dec 12, 2021

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    So you want to become a proofreader? That’s great! You’ve come to the right place. We’ve helped thousands on their journey to become freelance proofreaders, and we’ve got all the advice you need to get started. Our top five tips for becoming a proofreader are to: Polish your understanding of English spelling, grammar, and punctuation. […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: Cacti or Cactuses? A Guide to Irregular Plurals

    Dec 11, 2021

    • Editing Tips
    • Grammar
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Spelling

    As a proofreader (or an aspiring one), you should know not all plurals are formed by adding -s to the end of a singular noun. You’ve probably also learned some irregular plurals by heart. But are there rules you should follow here? And how do they work if so? In this post, we’ll look at […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: How to Use the Compare Tool in Microsoft Word

    Proofreading Tips: How to Use the Compare Tool in Microsoft Word

    Dec 10, 2021

    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Proofreading Software and Tools

    When proofreading your clients’ documents, keeping track of all your changes can be a chore. Thankfully, Microsoft Word has tools that can spare you the trouble. One is the Compare tool, a function used to highlight the differences between two documents. This function can be a lifesaver for proofreaders. In this post, we will walk […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: When Can You Use the First Person in Academic Writing?

    Proofreading Tips: When Can You Use the First Person in Academic Writing?

    Dec 05, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Style

    Many students are taught not to use the first person in academic writing. But is this always the case? And when should a proofreader change or comment on the point of view in scholarly work? In this post, we’ll explain the basics, including: Why the first person is traditionally avoided in academic writing. Differences in […]

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