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  • 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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  • 5 Easy-to-Miss Quotation Mark Errors

    Nov 08, 2020

    • Common Errors
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Punctuation

    Among other things, a good proofreader will check documents for proper use of quotes and quotation marks. However, there are many easy-to-miss quotation mark errors, including 4. Smart Quotes vs. Straight Quotes In typography, quotation marks come in two styles: Smart (or curly) quote marks – These are standard in most writing now, and most […]

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  • 5 Brilliant Quotes About Editing

    Mar 12, 2020

    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Proofreading Software and Tools

    Compared to authors, proofreaders and editors rarely make any headlines. But proofreading and editing is essential to great writing! And we’ve found a few quotes we think capture this. 1. Russell Lynes – Editing Is Necessary The editor and publisher Russell Lynes is quoted as saying: No author dislikes to be edited as much as […]

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  • 4 Tips for Improving Your Work Performance

    Jul 16, 2018

    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    You probably want to be the best proofreader you can be. And if you’re doing or have already completed our Knowadays course, you’re on the right track! But expertise isn’t all you need to work effectively. You also need to be smart about how you work. Otherwise you risk delivering the wrong thing, running out […]

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