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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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Rules for Presenting Numbers

The presentation of numbers in a document can sometimes leave a proofreader at sixes and sevens.  Even if you are not following a specific house style in your work, it can be invaluable to lay down a few rules in

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Posted in Numbers, Proofreading/copy-editing, Punctuation, Style

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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