Use Caution with Idioms

April 29, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

even when used properly, figures of speech and idioms, what we might generally call “poetic language,” can be inappropriate for academic writing.


Working from Home as an Independent Contract Proofreader: Time & Money

April 25, 2019 by admin in Working From Home

I think it’s safe to say that the majority of adults who live in Western societies hold a job with regular hours and some degree of financial security. Whether they earn a salary or an hourly wage, they go to work in the same place and receive a certain, predetermined income. Others, however, find themselves in circumstances where keeping a regular schedule is difficult, if not impossible.


Making Recipes Look Professional

April 24, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized

We’re talking about the recipe on the page, the step-by-step instructions for making the food, which requires being specific enough to reassure cooks they’re doing the right thing without distracting them with information they don’t need in the kitchen.


Working from Home as an Independent Contract Proofreader: Considerations and Qualifications

April 8, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Working From Home

I never intended to become an independent contract proofreader, working from a lounge chair in a tropical forest on the Pacific coast of Mexico. But I love words and water, so that’s what happened.


Business Texting vs. Emails

April 4, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Business Proofreading and Editing

It’s a good time to talk about formal vs. informal texting and texting vs. writing emails.


Tips for Effective Use of Quotes

April 2, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

Quotes from outside sources are useful and necessary in research papers. If your paper includes a literature review in which you discuss your field’s relevant literature, you will use quotes to add clarity and precision to your summary and analysis.


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