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Citation Shortcuts: Using The MS Word Reference Tool

21st February 2019 blog

If you're writing an academic paper, thesis, journal article or dissertation, you'll be required to cite your sources in a particular style. The style guide resources listed in our previous post will give you clear instructions about how to format your in-text citations and reference list or bibliography. It's a…

The Proofreading Checklist: A Key to Catching Errors

21st February 2019 blog

Proofreaders generally look for two kinds of errors while proofreading essays, journal articles, books, and other forms of writing: language-related errors and "non-text" formatting errors. To keep track of what to look for, proofreaders will often create or modify an existing proofreading checklist. The kind of checklist a proofreader follows…

Academic Style Guidelines: Finding Your Way Around Style Guides

21st February 2019 blog

If you're submitting an academic paper, then you've probably been instructed to follow a style guide. A style guide dictates how to format your paper, how your references should appear, and many other details, such as how to handle abbreviations, spelling and punctuation when there is more than one "right"…

5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Proofreader: A Survival Kit for Beginning Proofreaders

21st February 2019 blog

So you want to be a proofreader. What's involved? What exactly do proofreaders do? Where do you begin?  Here are our five tips for setting yourself up for proofreading success: 1. Understand the publishing process. The requirements of a proofreading job will depend on the final destination of the manuscript.…