Editing And Proofreading

  • 6 Things I Learned My First Year as a Professional Editor

    …The past two years have been crazy for me. One minute I was a student, drowning in papers and dealing with stress-induced insomnia by ingesting large amounts of coffee (not my wisest choice), and the next I was employed as a professional editor. There I was, a recent graduate. Not only did I have…

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  • Tips for Managing Your Life as a Freelance Proofreader

    …Think freelance proofreading is for you? Here’s what you need to know! You have chosen a career as a freelance proofreader and have entered the realm of the self-employed. Congratulations! Being your own boss and working by yourself is exciting and liberating; there are no bosses and no office politics. However, the reality is that […]…

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  • The Ultimate Proofreading Checklist

    …Okay, so you have to proofread something. Deep breaths. Unless you’re a professional proofreader, you’re likely not too thrilled to find yourself in this situation. You’ve already spent eight hours sitting at your desk writing this document, and three more hours just editing it. Now, you have to proofread it, too?! Yes, yes, you do. […]…

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  • Should I Use a Proofreading Program?

    …The human proofreader vs. the proofreading program With all the proofreading software available these days, you may wonder why there are still human proofreaders. For a one-time payment, you can get year-round instant proofreading for all your documents by putting them through your proofreading program. You don’t even need to know how to install the […]…

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  • How to Learn to Proofread

    It takes a certain personality and skillset to excel in a proofreading job Proofreading requires steady nerves and a focused mind. Certain people are predispose ...

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  • 6 Myths about Being an Editor

    …Are you considering a glamorous career in editing? If you are thinking about becoming an editor, you’ve probably come across some pretty crazy misconceptions about what exactly editors do and what we’re like. You may have heard that editors are detailed-obsessed individuals who take great pleasure in knowing more than others do about grammar and […]…

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  • 8 Signs You’re an Editor

    …It takes a very specific kind of person to be an editor. Many people who you may think would make great editors—like writers, teachers, or other people who work with language a lot—just don’t have the right combination of personality quirks required to succeed in this career. Being an editor is a tricky balance between…

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  • Editing in British English

    …A guide to the differences between American and British English English can be a strange and confusing language. Its spelling and grammar rules aren’t always intuitive, and the fact that there are different varieties of English—British, American, Canadian, and Australian—makes things that much more perplexing . . . or so it seems. Today, we’re…

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