Monthly Archives: April 2013

Creating a Style Sheet

One top tip of mine for proofreading and copy-editing is to create a style sheet as you go through the document. Of course, you should always follow the house style provided by your client/employer, but, in the case that you

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Order of Adjectives

Have you every wondered why it sounds more natural to say ‘my little black phone’, for example, than ‘my black little phone’? The reason is that there is an accepted order of adjectives, should more than one be used to

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Recommended Reading

Need to hone your proofreading skills? Need a really good reference book or dictionary but not sure which one to go for? Check out The Proofreading Agency’s recommended reading list! I can personally vouch for The Proofreading Training Pack; it has excellent explanations

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Presenting Foreign-Language Terms

How do you incorporate foreign-language terms into an English-language text? There are two things to consider: how to present the foreign word or phrase how to present the translation Foreign Words/Phrases The editor must always consider the rules of the

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Referencing Work Titles II

Works of Art 1. Italics Paintings Sculptures Drawings Posters Prints Examples: Guernica (painting), David (sculpture), etc. 2. Roman Series of unique works of art Titles bestowed by someone other than the artist Examples: La Gioconda (title bestowed by someone other than the artist) Musical

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