Top Ten Essential Tips for Proofreading

It can be tempting to skip over proofreading when you’re on a tight deadline or want to avoid this often tedious task, but trust us—it’s worth it. Check out our top ten essential tips for proofreading from our team of expert proofreaders.

Dry Read FAQs

What is this dry read you keep going on about? A dry read is when you read a document without having to compare it to anything else.  You are not checking prices against a spreadsheet, you’re not checking that corrections have been made, you’re not comparing against a...

Complimentary vs. Complementary

You might think the quality of a proofreader is determined by how well they catch typos. I propose that the quality of a proofreader is determined by how much agony he or she feels when they miss one. True story: When I was just a wee proofreader first starting out, a...

Say Cheese!

When it comes to cheeses, there is much debate. To capitalize or not to capitalize? And is it bleu cheese or blue cheese? Like wearing white after Labor Day, it’s a style thing. The best advice is to pick a style and stick to it. Pick Chicago Style. Pick AP...

Fuchsia

FUCHSIA is one of those anomalies of the English language that is not spelled anything like how it is pronounced. We pronounce it FYU-SHUH, which really doesn’t make any sense but we are stuck with it. Defined as a purplish-reddish color, FUCHSIA is important,...