Five Proofreading Myths

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Here are my top five proofreading myths, and the truth about each of them.

Myth: I don’t need a proofreader because I always use a spellchecker

Truth. A spellchecker is great for finding misspelt words and sometimes even grammatical errors. The problem is that it doesn’t spot words that are spelt correctly but have been incorrectly transposed such as ‘form’

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Useful Tips for Eradicating Typos in Books and Manuscripts

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Nowadays, with the increasing popularity of online publishing, more people than ever are taking the opportunity to turn their dream of becoming a writer into reality. Self-publishing offers simplicity and flexibility as well as bringing economic reward. However, the main disadvantage is that since just about any book can be self-published, it may also contain errors and typos, inadvertently

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How to Charge for Proofreading

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How to charge and how much to charge are often the most common questions I see asked on blog posts and forums by proofreaders new to the freelance business. The answer is far from straightforward and will depend on a number of things.

At Proofreading Asia, 60% of our clients are students. Charging by the word works

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Know Your Academic Text

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When submitting academic work for consideration, there is a lot to consider. You need to be aware of referencing and formatting styles, not to mention your style, tone, and of course, spelling and grammar. But what exactly are you submitting? Is it a thesis, a manuscript, or a dissertation? Knowing the difference will assist in your academic

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Work from Anywhere with These Freelancing Tips

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Here are some tips for creating the ideal environment, no matter where you are.

It’s important to figure out the best environment for you, whether it’s an office at home, or somewhere outside. Some freelancers like to keep work and home separate, and renting an office can be one way of doing so. Even though it may help

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Chicago Manual of Style vs. Associated Press (AP) Style

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When writing, did you ever take the time to recognize the difference between the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press (AP) style? Before differentiating between these two styles, let’s examine their meanings.

The AP style is more concerned with a smaller group of writers, which includes those producing newspaper copy as well

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