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  • How to Sound Confident in Emails

    How to Sound Confident in Emails

    Feb 05, 2023

    • Freelance Tips
    • Professional
    • Skills and Experience

    As a freelancer, your ability to communicate confidently via email can be essential for landing a new job or client. You also need this skill to work effectively with your existing clients.  To help you sound confident and professional, we’ve compiled some dos and don’ts for writing emails. Read on to discover how you can […]

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  • Formal Letter Format: Everything You Need To Know

    Formal Letter Format: Everything You Need To Know

    Dec 09, 2022

    • Freelance Tips
    • Professional

    Most of us will need to write a formal letter at some point in our lives. If you’re writing a letter for a professional context – such as for a job application or reference letter – it’s really important to get the tone and style correct. Email tends to be the more popular form of […]

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Proofreading and Editing Legal Writing

  • 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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  • What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

    Jan 21, 2021

    • Clients
    • Freelance Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a freelance proofreader, clients and proofreading agencies may ask you to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). But what is a non-disclosure agreement? And what do you need to know before signing one? In this post, we set out the basics of how NDAs work. What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? A non-disclosure agreement (often abbreviated […]

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  • Editing Tips: What to Do with Biased Language

    Dec 17, 2020

    • Editing Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Vocabulary Tips

    When editing a document, you might notice language that some might find offensive. But what should you do about biased language as a proofreader? In this post, we offer a few tips about what to look out for and how to handle biased language if you encounter it. What Counts as Biased Language? As with […]

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  • 5 Tips for Starting a Career in Proofreading with No Experience

    Oct 25, 2020

    • Freelance Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Thinking about a career as a freelance proofreader? Worried you don’t have the right training or background? If so, we have good news! You can start on your path to working as a proofreader with no experience whatsoever. All you need to do is: Research what a proofreader does and brush up on your core […]

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  • How to Find Proofreading Jobs Online

    Sep 03, 2020

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    You’ve decided to work as a freelance proofreader. But have you thought about how to find proofreading jobs online? If not, don’t worry! We have five suggestions to share: Sign up to work for a proofreading agency. Check job listing sites and freelancing marketplaces. Contact potential clients directly to offer your services. Build a strong […]

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  • Freelance Proofreading Tips: The Client’s Brief

    Mar 19, 2020

    • Editing Tips
    • Freelance Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a freelance proofreader and editor, your work may range from making major changes to a document to fixing typos and other minor errors. And this variability is why you need to agree a clear brief with each client. But what is a brief? And what might it cover? Understanding the Client’s Brief In simple […]

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  • 3 Tips for Staying Focused While Proofreading

    3 Tips for Staying Focused While Proofreading

    Feb 17, 2020

    • Editing Tips
    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Attention to detail is crucial for any proofreader. But how can you maintain your focus when editing long, dry documents? Or when working for hours on end? We won’t claim to have all the answers, but we do have three great tips for staying focused while proofreading. 1. Take Regular Breaks Fatigue is the number […]

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  • Copy Editing vs. Proofreading: What You Need to Know

    Copy Editing vs. Proofreading: What You Need to Know

    Feb 06, 2020

    • Editing Tips
    • Professional
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    In the publishing world, copy editing and proofreading both take place toward the end of the editing process. However, these terms are tricky to pin down. And to confuse matters further, many freelance editors offer a mix of both. But there is a distinction between the two, so let’s look at what makes copy editing […]

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