Publishers are not the only ones that require and benefit from proofreading services. Below are a few instances of other people or bodies who can benefit from the attention and skill of an experienced proofreader, together with relevant links to my website for further information. … More Proofreading services: Not just for publishers
You might wonder what the difference is between hyphens (-) and dashes/rules (*– en, — em dash/rule) that are to be seen in publications. Well, they have distinct functions in punctuation. The main ones are covered below. Hyphens These are used to join two words together (e.g. ‘mother-in-law’, ‘ill-natured child’), called a hard hyphen to … More Tips for writers: Knowing how to use hyphens and dashes
Following on from the benefits of proofreading there are several steps an author can take before submitting a document for proofreading to make the task faster and cheaper … More Preparing for proofreading
There are limits to what a proofreader may do for a student according to university regulations … More Proofreading for students – are there any ethical issues?
Some people nowadays might think that with technology increasingly being used to communicate, for instance texting and tweeting, there is less use for punctuation. Perhaps so in the media I have just mentioned, but in formal communications such as letters, CVs, reports and books, it still serves an invaluable purpose: to enhance clarity and avoid … More The value of punctuation (1): the comma