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This is something I find myself repeating day in, day out: The key is consistency. There are plenty of rules that must be followed in writing, but, at the same time, there are different styles that can be adopted but

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Posted in Capitalisation, Proofreading/copy-editing, Punctuation, Spelling, Style

ICT Terminology – KB or kB?

Since I have a background in physics, errors in units are always slightly more likely to catch my eye during proofreading. It occurred to me while proofreading an ICT document that the unit of memory ‘kilobyte’ is more or less

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Points of the Compass: Capitalisation, Hyphenation and Abbreviation

This post will deal with points of the compass and, more specifically, when to capitalise and when to hyphenate them, and how to abbreviate them. Capitalisation 1. Do not capitalise when speaking in general terms: Head east on this road

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