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Proofreaders’ Marks

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The consequences of mispunctuation (and re-punctuation)

The consequences of mispunctuation (and re-punctuation) have appealed to both great and little minds, and in the age of the fancy-that email a popular example is the comparison of two sentences: A woman, without her man, is nothing. A woman: … Continue reading

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FAQs: Using copy-editors and proofreaders

Why do I, the author, need a copy-editor? Why do I, the publisher/company/organisation, need a copy-editor? Can I copy-edit my own work? Why do I need a proofreader? Where can I find a copy-editor or proofreader? How long will it … Continue reading

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FAQs: Proofreading

* What is proofreading? * What does a proofreader do? * What does a proofreader not do? * Would I be suited to this work? http://www.sfep.org.uk/pub/faqs/fproof.asp

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The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words by Brian Clark

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. ~Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride It may be inconceivable for you to misuse a word, but a quick look around the web reveals plenty … Continue reading

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