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Tips and Tricks for Proofreaders

Posted by Kelly Creighton   Nov 16, 2017 7:29:00 AM

Proofreading professionals take pride in their occupation and work diligently to ensure readers don’t encounter typos or any other inaccuracies in a piece of writing. Being responsible for a published typo has the potential to keep a proofreader up at night, cringing with anguish and regret. But every now and then, even proofreaders (the holders of the red pen, the original grammar nerds, and the deciders of the fate of the written world!) deserve a break too.

Whether you proofread marketing material, academic material, legal research, or something else for a living, the tips and tricks listed below are designed to make your proofreading life easier. Once implemented, they’ll help you become even more efficient than you already are.

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Topics: proofreader, proofreaders, proofreading tips, proofreading tricks

8 Proofreading Tricks (and a Few Treats)

Posted by Terri Porter   Oct 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Who says you’re too old to trick-or-treat? This week, we offer 8 tricks to help you become a better proofreader, along with a few treats at the end for those who proofread marketing, legal or medical copy.

Not all of these techniques will work for everyone, and they won’t work in all instances. Much will depend on the length and complexity of the text, the time available for proofreading and what works for you individually. I use some of these tricks regularly and others not at all. Give them a try with your next document and see what works for you. 

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Topics: proofreading, legal writing, medical writing, marketing writing, proofreading tricks, proofreading tips

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