Monthly Archives: June 2013

Numbers: Words or Figures?

When should you use words (one, two, three) and when should you use figures (1, 2, 3)? Firstly, when proofreading and copy-editing, you should always adhere to any guidelines governing numbers set out in the house style guide. If you

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Dangling Participles

What is a participle? Participles are words formed from verbs that are used as an adjective (running water) or noun (good breeding). There are two types: the present participle (all end in -ing) and the past participle (usually end in -ed

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Deciding What to Correct

Proofreaders are responsible for finding errors and consistencies and then deciding whether or not to correct them. This will depend on the time/budget allocated for a publication. Proofreaders are the last to read a publication before it goes to print;

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