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English Spelling III

Proofreaders and copy-editors have a reputation for being pretty proficient spellers – it’s an essential skill for the role. However, due to the enormity of the English lexicon, which according to contains at the very least a quarter of a million words,

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English Spelling II

Let’s take a closer look at the origin of some of the confusing English spellings which are a proofreader’s bread and butter! In my last entry I mentioned the impact of the Norman Conquest on our spelling system. Well, in

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