Blog: Proofreading matters

What is the difference between copyediting and proofreading?

The difference between copyediting and proofreading: in many instances people will seek out proofreaders, while expecting copyediting skills. Often, people are not aware of the […]

Students: How a proofreader can help you with your essay

Not all students are blessed with a command of perfect or exceptional English. Many international students, for whom English is a second (or perhaps even […]

Words that once meant something different

Words are constantly changing meaning, usually over long periods of time. We all learn to cope with it as words change meaning as long as […]

Origins of phrases 1: Music

“As fit as a fiddle” ‘Fiddle’ here is the colloquial name for a violin. ‘Fit’ didn’t originally mean healthy, in the sense it is nowadays […]

How NOT to write a novel – from an established author

Many months ago (in 2019) I read an interesting article by Fay Weldon in a Sunday magazine. She is the author of Life and Loves […]

The cost of not proofreading can be great

In a previous blog on my website I stated that it can be costly not to proofread you publication. Well, here a few examples of […]

Confused words: N to Q

During proofreading I frequently come across the same words that have been confused time and again. I have already discussed words beginning A to M, […]

Is the double negative a definite no-no?

The Oxford Dictionary of English says a double negative “is a negative statement containing two negative elements (for example he didn’t say nothing)” and “a […]

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