Dialects

In these posts, we look at differences you may encounter between UK, US, and Australian English. Find out how to spot and edit errors related to dialect.

  • What’s a Colloquialism?

    What’s a Colloquialism?

    Nov 21, 2022

    • Dialects
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    A colloquialism is an informal word or phrase commonly used in everyday conversation and often specific to a geographic region. For example, the word “y’all” (you all) is commonly used in the southern US, but not necessarily elsewhere in the world. Sometimes, a colloquialism’s popularity is a bit more widespread, like “head over heels” (falling […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: Noun and Verb Spelling Differences

    Proofreading Tips: Noun and Verb Spelling Differences

    Nov 25, 2021

    • Common Errors
    • Dialects
    • Grammar
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Spelling

    Correcting spelling mistakes is key for any proofreader. But certain errors are easy to miss! This is especially true when it comes to noun and verb spelling differences, partly because they often vary by dialect. In this post, for example, we’ll be taking a look at three cases where the noun and verb forms of […]

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Editing Tips: A Rough Guide to English Dialects

  • Proofreading Tips: What Is Oxford Spelling?

    Apr 08, 2021

    • Common Errors
    • Dialects
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Spelling

    As a proofreader, you might come across the term Oxford spelling. But what does this mean? And how should you approach a document if your client specifies using it? In this post, we explain everything you need to know to proofread documents effectively. If you’re not sure which spelling to use for a term, check […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: A Quick Guide to Canadian English

    Nov 22, 2020

    • Common Errors
    • Dialects
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Style

    Canadian English combines aspects of both American and British English, as well as having its own purely Canadian terminology and usage. We’ve put together a quick guide to Canadian English for proofreaders to highlight general guidelines for working with this dialect. Canadian English Spelling Canadian English usually follows British spelling conventions. For instance: Canadian English: […]

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  • The Ideal Date

    Dec 11, 2018

    • Common Errors
    • Dialects
    • Other Errors
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Style

    Hello, reader. You look lovely today. We at Knowadays know this may seem a little forward, but… what would your dream date be? Our dates aren’t terribly romantic, but they’re always formatted impeccably. Yes, today we’re talking about the finer points of formatting dates in writing. Regional Differences The main issue that determines date format […]

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  • What’s a Colloquialism?

    What’s a Colloquialism?

    Nov 21, 2022

    • Dialects
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    A colloquialism is an informal word or phrase commonly used in everyday conversation and often specific to a geographic region. For example, the word “y’all” (you all) is commonly used in the southern US, but not necessarily elsewhere in the world. Sometimes, a colloquialism’s popularity is a bit more widespread, like “head over heels” (falling […]

    Read more
  • Proofreading Tips: Noun and Verb Spelling Differences

    Proofreading Tips: Noun and Verb Spelling Differences

    Nov 25, 2021

    • Common Errors
    • Dialects
    • Grammar
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Spelling

    Correcting spelling mistakes is key for any proofreader. But certain errors are easy to miss! This is especially true when it comes to noun and verb spelling differences, partly because they often vary by dialect. In this post, for example, we’ll be taking a look at three cases where the noun and verb forms of […]

    Read more
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