Editing Tips

Advice on the skills you need as a freelance proofreader and editor. Check out our editing tips and advice to develop your abilities and impress your clients.

  • 5 Questions to Ask When Editing a Listicle

    5 Questions to Ask When Editing a Listicle

    Aug 03, 2022

    • Business Editing
    • Editing Tips
    • Formatting
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    If you edit articles or blog posts for business clients, at some point you’ll probably need to edit one of the most popular formats out there nowadays – the listicle. As the name suggests, a listicle is a piece of writing that organizes its sections as a numbered list – just like this post, in […]

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  • How to Spot a Credible Source

    How to Spot a Credible Source

    Jul 28, 2022

    • Academic Editing
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations

    As an academic editor, part of your job may involve making sure your client has backed up their argument by citing credible sources. But how can you tell if a source is reliable or not? In this post, we’ll take a look at what makes a source credible and what to do if you spot […]

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Writing Samples to Help You Practice Proofreading

  • Proofreading Tips: Is or Are? A Guide to Collective Nouns

    Jul 20, 2022

    • Editing Tips
    • Grammar
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    Collective nouns are nouns that refer to a group of people or objects, including words like team, family, and crowd. But are they singular or plural? And how do you use collective nouns in a sentence? These are things you need to know as a proofreader. Read on to find out more. Collective Nouns and […]

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  • What Is the Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism?

    Jul 13, 2022

    • Common Errors
    • Editing Tips
    • Grammar
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Punctuation

    Acronyms and initialisms are both types of abbreviations. For most people, there’s no pressing need to know the difference between the two. However, most people aren’t professional proofreaders. For this rare breed, understanding the difference between an acronym and an initialism is necessary. In this blog post, we look closely at acronyms and initialisms, focusing […]

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  • 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

    Jun 21, 2022

    • Editing Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    We focus on academic, creative, and business writing in the Becoming A Proofreader and Becoming An Editor courses. But another area that proofreaders and editors may find work is medical writing. Here, then, we’ll outline what to expect when working with medical writing. Editing and Proofreading Medical Writing Medical writing is any writing that focuses […]

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  • 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)

    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

    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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