Tips for writers: Writing reports part 2. How to achieve consistency of style

In part 1 of Writing reports I discussed the importance of creating a simple and appealing visual appearance using several techniques, and in part 2 I discuss consistency of style. It is important to maintain a consistent style so as not to confuse or annoy the reader. By ‘style’ I mean the following factors: Spelling … Continue reading Tips for writers: Writing reports part 2. How to achieve consistency of style

The life of a freelance proofreader

When I tell people I am a freelance proofreader working from home they sometimes say ‘Lucky you. You can pick your own hours and take holidays, as many as you want whenever you like.’ But there is the matter of client publishing deadlines and the fact you do not get holiday pay, or even sick … Continue reading The life of a freelance proofreader

Free proofreading samples – are they fair?

Occasionally I have been asked if I would provide a free sample of my proofreading – in one case a whole academic paper – with the suggestion that this could be the prelude to a series of papers if the client liked my work. In those circumstances I would not agree to such a request … Continue reading Free proofreading samples – are they fair?