Comparison Charts for APA, MLA, and CMS References

January 6, 2021 by ProofreadingPal in APA, MLA

A handy chart of the major English styles: Chicago, MLA, and APA.


MLA’s 8th Edition: Nothing and Everything Have Changed

February 22, 2017 by Chris in MLA

The authors of the leading academic style guide for the humanities write that “The problem . . . is the increasing mobility of texts. The sources with which we work are discovered in locations and formats different from those in which they were originally published, and we have no way of knowing today where those sources might end up tomorrow.”


6 Tips for Citing Sources Smoothly

May 1, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in APA, Dissertations, Essays, MLA

A properly formatted paper with citations makes you look smart and proves what you know. It’s like wearing a suit to a job interview. Here are some tips to help make the process of writing citations enjoyable, or at least painless.


MLA Formatting

April 20, 2012 by Lori in MLA

Although students may feel intimidated by the requirement to strictly follow any specific style, including MLA, the truth is that MLA style really is not that complicated. Following are a few quick tips we suggest at proofreadingpal.com for properly formatting an MLA document:


Know Your Enemy – The Modern Language Association (MLA)

March 9, 2012 by Mike in MLA

The MLA currently claims about 30,000 members in about 100 countries. Although founded in the United States in 1883 and headquartered in New York City, the MLA’s membership and influence extend worldwide


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