6 Tips for Effective Office Bulletins and Memos

November 30, 2021 by ProofreadingPal in Business Proofreading and Editing

In today’s post, I’ll offer some tips for shorter internal office communications such as memos and bulletins for distribution electronically or in print and posted signs to convey specific information or instructions.

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5 Times to Edit Quotes

November 26, 2021 by ProofreadingPal in Proofreading and Editing

So there you are, editing away, and you see a quote with an error in it. Do you fix it, or not?

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Quick Guide to Using Unicode Keystrokes for Diacritics

November 13, 2021 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized

The curators of the standard have assigned keystroke shortcuts the diacritics, punctuation marks, and symbols most commonly used in English, allowing users to render them onscreen and in print while typing and without opening a separate application or subroutine.

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Pronunciation Diacritical Marks

November 5, 2021 by ProofreadingPal in Editing Tools

A frequent complaint of language learners of English is that the pronunciation of a word is often quite unpredictable. For example, we have the words “might,” “right,” and “freight” with Gs and Hs with no apparent sound; “score,” “school,” and “skip,” but also “scissors”; and, of course, “bow” (and arrow) and “bow” (and show respect), and “row” (a boat) and “row” (with an enemy).

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