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What is Proofreading?

A lot of people don’t understand why proofreaders and editors exist; after all, English isn’t really that important, is it?  Well, this common misconception is just that, a fallacy about how important the process is.  But, I believe it’s down to the fact that most people just don’t understand the process and many ask what

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What is the Difference Between Editing and Proofreading?

Proofreading is a final check on your work to ensure accuracy, correction of grammatical errors and general presentation are within the specifications you have been given. Editing is much more than this as it combines proofreading together with revisions that should improve the flow and structure of your work to maximise the impact of the

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Wikipedia: Fact or Opinion?

I’ve just concluded a writing assignment of a deeply technical nature. The assignment was in two parts, first of all dealing with the need for Solvency II in the context of life insurance companies and secondly, the factors that persuaded the Massachusetts legislature to implement a mandatory universal healthcare system, the first US State to

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The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading

The writing process is technically made up of five different steps. Prewriting, writing, revising, editing and publishing is one version of those five different steps. Prewriting, Writing, Proofreading, Editing and Submitting That’s another variation. Of course, if you look through books and websites you’ll find quite a few other variations. But the bottom line is

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Proofraeding is essential!

The caption above is enough to indicate why proofreading is indispensable! Let me share an interesting piece of information with you. You will notice that though a paragraph is full of errors, you catch the essence of the paragraph, and can still understand it. In order to understand what I am saying more clearly, have

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