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.

  • Freelance Tips: 5 Meal-Planning Tips for Freelancers

    Freelance Tips: 5 Meal-Planning Tips for Freelancers

    Nov 27, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    When you’re overwhelmed with deadlines and documents, a good meal plan can be a lifesaver for freelance proofreaders. That’s because having a meal ready saves you time and hassle, so you can keep focused. In this post, we’ve got five meal planning tips to help: Find a plan that suits your needs. Plan your grocery […]

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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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Proofreading Tips: Can You Start a Sentence with a Conjunction?

  • Freelance Tips: Digital Payment Methods for Freelancers

    Nov 20, 2021

    • Finance Tips
    • Freelance Software and Tools
    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a freelance proofreader, you’ll likely be working with multiple clients at once. It’s up to you to make sure they all pay you! Once you send your invoice, there are a few payment methods that freelancers can use to get paid. Learn more about the pros and cons of digital payment methods for freelancers […]

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  • 5 Tips for Proofreading Large Documents

    Nov 18, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    When it comes to proofreading documents with high word counts, is the name of the game. The extended periods of concentration and stiff deadlines associated with big documents can put proofreaders under pressure. However, effective planning will help you deliver quality work. When proofreading large documents, we recommend that you: Get familiar with the document […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: What to Do with Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

    Nov 14, 2021

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

    Dangling and misplaced modifiers are common grammar mistakes. In this post, we’ll talk you through how to spot and correct these errors as a proofreader. What Is a Modifier? In grammatical terms, a modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that describes, clarifies, or alters) another word or phrase within a sentence. A modifier might […]

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  • What Is Scope Creep in Proofreading? (And How to Avoid It)

    Nov 13, 2021

    • Clients
    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a proofreader, have you ever been caught up in endless rounds of reviews? Or has a client added more services to a job without reassessing the fee they originally agreed to pay you? If the answer is yes, your freelancing services have been subject to scope creep. Keep reading to know more about what […]

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  • Editing Tips: Editing IMRaD Essays

    Nov 11, 2021

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

    If you do a lot of academic editing or proofreading, chances are you will come across an IMRaD essay. Indeed, you may have worked on several without even knowing it! The term IMRaD stands for Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, which is a method of structuring essays. It’s worth yourself with this structure because it’s […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: Parentheses and Square Brackets in Chicago Style

    Nov 07, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Common Errors
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Punctuation
    • Style

    Parentheses and square brackets are punctuation marks used to set off certain bits of information from the main text in a document. They’re not too tricky, but different style guides can have slightly different rules for their usage. And, as a proofreader, you’ll need to check your client’s writing against these rules. This post, then, […]

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  • 5 Tips to Help You Switch Off from Work

    5 Tips to Help You Switch Off from Work

    Nov 06, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    A growing workload and the pressure of keeping clients happy can have freelance proofreaders working overtime to keep on top of things. But no matter how busy you might feel, you should always switch off from work when it’s time to. We know that can be easier said than done, so we’ve come up with […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: Dos and Don'ts for Proofreading Academic Writing

    Proofreading Tips: Dos and Don'ts for Proofreading Academic Writing

    Nov 04, 2021

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

    Academic proofreading is a common source of work for many freelancers. However, there are some specific rules and requirements for proofreading academic documents that set them apart from other types of documents. With that in mind, we’ve put together five dos and don’ts for proofreading academic writing: Do correct informal language. Don’t change the content. […]

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