10 Tips for Writing Effective Recommendations

14 Apr

A workplace is defined as much by social interactions as by the work that gets done. Now, not all of those interactions are pleasant (We’ve all endured that grumbling client or that tattletale coworker.), but some can be immensely satisfying. Praise and compliments make us feel good, and they’re actually good for us. A study […] read more »

When to Use Humor in Business Writing: How About Never?

28 May

Never trade boring for discomfort. It’s such an easy trap, a mistake so often made with the best of intentions. Business writing can be so very dull, so routine. You know your coworkers are good people, well-educated and savvy. Or at least you know they appreciate a good joke. Your story about your vacation accident […] read more »

How Best to Use Editing Services

28 May

I’ve heard people say: “I’ve got to clean the house today; the maid is coming tomorrow,” and I’ve wondered: Clean before the maid comes? Why? Thinking it through, though, it makes sense. Only the people who live in a house are going to know where everything goes and all that. Doing a good job tidying […] read more »

6 Tips for Keeping Your Résumé Brief: Less Is More

7 May

With the help of a good editor, the joke goes, Tolstoy could have gotten War and Peace down to just War. It’s true that, at least for business writing, we at ProofreadingPal usually aim to make things shorter. You might want your Russian historical novel to be a sweeping panorama, but when it comes to […] read more »

Fast Proofreading Services for Rush Projects

Fast Proofreading Service
21 Dec

ProofreadingPal offers fast proofreading services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our 3-, 6-, and 10-hour turnaround speeds make us one of the fastest proofreading services available. read more »

“On Em dash, on En dash, on Prancer, on Vixen”

en dashes and em dashes
23 Dec

In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d have a Yuletide-themed article this month. One of Santa’s eight tiny reindeers is, of course, Dasher. So let’s talk a little about dashes. (Okay, that’s the lamest Christmas connection ever. Well, that’s all I’ve got. Apologies to all of you, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.) Having a client who is adept at em and en dashes is indeed rare. Usually we see the plain ol’ regular hyphen being used where an em or en dash would be more appropriate. Or we often see random hyphens in varying multiples scattered throughout a paper like sprinkles on a Christmas cookie (okay, I’m still trying, but I’ll quit). read more »

The Importance of Proofreading and Editing for Your Business Documents

5 Oct

Let’s face the facts: People judge you based on your appearance. When you need to impress a client, colleague, or boss, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. You want to communicate clearly, succinctly, and flawlessly. You want to demonstrate that you’re a credible source and a professional. What you don’t want to do is ruin a great business idea or lose an important client just because you failed to pay attention to the details. read more »

How to Choose a Business Proofreading Service

5 Oct

Choosing the right business proofreading and editing service is essential. There are a lot of proofreading companies out there. It’s important to give careful consideration before choosing to trust one with your important documents. read more »