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What Are the Different Types of Proofreading?

All types of writing require proofreading. But the practices for each type may differ as different kinds of proofreading exist.  For example, a proofreader’s methods for checking academic papers are different from their techniques for business documents. So which type of proofreading service do you need? This guide will cover six common types of proofreading and when to use them.  What is Proofreading, Really? Some of us may know that proofreading entails reviewing one’s text before sending or publishing. But …

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Proofread Anywhere Review – Is it Worth It?

Are you looking for a proofreading course that will build your career? If yes, you’ve probably come across Proofread Anywhere by Caitlyn Pyle. I’m not looking to become the next best proofreader, but I can see how this course would also benefit writers and authors who prefer to self-edit or proof before sending it off to an editor. The website offers two proofreading courses for general texts and transcripts. Keep reading more about Proofread Anywhere’s online courses and what I think …

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Knowadays Proofreading Academy Review: Is It Worth It?

Are you looking for a proofreading course that offers certification upon completion? Knowadays Proofreading Academy gives you not only a certificate but also a guaranteed proofreading job after finishing the course. I took the time to check it out and test its features to give you a detailed breakdown and review of the Knowadays’ Becoming a Proofreader course. Keep reading to know if you should enroll or not and start a career in proofreading. What is Knowadays?  Knowadays, previously known …

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25 Online Editing Jobs For Freelancers

Are you looking for a content-related remote job? Why not be an editor? Many clients are looking for professionals who can revise and suggest changes to their written documents. There are tons of jobs in editing if you know where to look. Learn how to get editing jobs with this list of 25 online platforms to start your freelance career. These websites contain proofreading, developmental editing, and copy editing jobs. How Do I Become an Editor With No Experience?  Learning …

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13 Proofreading and Editing Marks and Symbols – With Examples

Every written content should undergo careful reading and fixing before you publish, present, or submit it. This process is known as proofreading, and it uses different signs to highlight grammar, formatting, and punctuation mistakes.  When I first began working with an editor and proofreading service, I had no idea what any of the symbols were when I got my draft back full of weird marks. It took a while to learn them all and now I’m putting them together with …

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Grammar vs. Syntax – What’s the Difference?

Grammar and syntax are overlapping fields under linguistics that discuss the construction of words, phrases, and sentences. But many people think they are one and the same. Are grammar and syntax the same concepts in language? This guide will show the differences between the two language terms and their elements. Find out how to analyze a sentence in terms of syntax and grammar.  Elements of Grammar  The rules of grammar is a systematic study and analysis of a language, such …

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Terminal Punctuation – How to End a Sentence

Making your point to an audience is easier when you use the proper punctuation. This is especially true of terminal marks to indicate the type of sentence you are using. Your choice of mark can indicate an exclamation, question, or even continued thought.  Take a look at which punctuation marks you can choose from and how to use both when carrying forward your choice of voice and tone in writing.  What Is a Terminal Punctuation Mark? A terminal punctuation mark …

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Does Punctuation Go Inside or Outside of Quotation Marks?

When quotes and dialog is used within blocks of text, you need to punctuate them correctly for reader clarity. Where end marks and commas belong can become confusing, which is why we created this quick guide.  Take a look at our simple-to-follow rules when using quotation marks to ensure they are punctuated in a manner that is consistent and makes sense.  What Are Quotation Marks Used For? Quotation marks are punctuation marks used to indicate the beginning and end of …

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What is a Hedera Punctuation Mark and What Does it Do?

Many obscure punctuation marks have fallen out of use through the years. Some were originally decorative in nature when texts had to be hand-copied. Others came into use when typographers became creative in setting print.  With the advances in technology, many have fallen into what is called the ”punctuation graveyard.” These are rarely used outside of a knowledgeable writer’s creation.  The hedera is one such mark, and although this highly decorative punctuation is no longer used except in a creative …

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17 Reasons Why Proofreading is Important

No matter the profession, most of us write text messages, emails, and documents every day. I’ve learned in my years as an author and writer that being an excellent writer also includes proofreading or double-checking your text before sending or publishing. Here are 17 reasons why proofreading is important. This list will convince you to start polishing your work or perhaps start a proofreading business. 17 Compelling Reasons Why Proofreading Is Important  Proofreading Removes Distraction Once a reader pauses on …

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