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Everyday Proofreading and Punctuation Marks: Their Meaning and How They Are Used

Aug 15, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Pretty much everyone uses punctuation marks in their day-to-day life, whether it’s in texts, emails, professional communications, business writing, le...

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Everyday Proofreading and Punctuation Marks: What Do They Mean and How Are They Used?

Oct 13, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Pretty much everyone uses punctuation marks in their day-to-day life, whether it’s in texts, emails, professional communications, business writing, le...

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A Brief History of the Pilcrow: A Worldly Mark on Proofreading

Oct 06, 2021 - Michael Bedford

The ways that linguistic conventions change over time are sometimes obvious. New dialects and turns of phrase crop up, and many of them gradually chan...

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Spotting Typos: Sometimes We See Them, Sometimes We Don’t

Sep 15, 2021 - Beth McAuley

  In August 2017, Beth wrote this blog when our TEC offices were located on 27 Carlton to express her frustration at spotting  obvious – or perhaps n...

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Fact-Checking: The “Behind the Scenes” Editing Work

Aug 17, 2021 - TEC Editors

Why Do We Fact-Check?   As The Chicago Manual of Style points out, in publishing, the author is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of a work. A...

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What Does “Heading A” Mean? Some Key Editing Terms Explained

Jun 16, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Editorial work entails a variety of different jobs. These include substantive editing, line editing, and proofreading. Because the process of editoria...

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What Does “Heading A” Mean? Some Key Editing Terms Explained

Jan 14, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Editorial work entails a variety of different jobs. These include substantive editing, line editing, and proofreading. Because the process of editoria...

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Proofreading: Nobody Is Prefcet

Jan 13, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski

You know the feeling, don’t you? You’ve composed an exquisitely worded email, tinkered with the phrasing to get it just right, and read it...

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A Love Letter to Anthropology (or: In Defence of an Arts Degree)

Feb 07, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

“Anthropology!” said a chatty tech support guy who insisted on doing small talk rather than fixing my bank account problem. “That&...

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Proofreader's Syndrome

Jul 06, 2012 - Jessica Mifsud

Even in the few short weeks I’ve been here at The Editing Company, I’ve gotten to wear a lot of different hats on the job. One of my favou...