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Christian Publishing Standards: Part 1

on June 3, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized
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If you’re looking to get your Christian writing published professionally, though, it’s not enough to be an excellent writer moved by the Holy Spirit; you’ll also need to demonstrate that you can stick to professional publishing guidelines and standards.

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What Is IMRaD Format?

on May 6, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized
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Use Caution with Idioms

on April 29, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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even when used properly, figures of speech and idioms, what we might generally call “poetic language,” can be inappropriate for academic writing.

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

on April 25, 2019 by admin in Working From Home
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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.

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Making Recipes Look Professional

on April 24, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized
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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.

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

on April 8, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Working From Home
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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.

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Business Texting vs. Emails

on April 4, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Business Proofreading and Editing
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It’s a good time to talk about formal vs. informal texting and texting vs. writing emails.

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Tips for Effective Use of Quotes

on April 2, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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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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IEEE Referencing Style

on March 30, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Proofreading and Editing
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The Dummy Subject

on March 8, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar
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Dummy subject can add unnecessary fluff to a sentence, thus distracting readers from the point and muddling the writer’s meaning. They're easy to avoid.

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The Modern Writing Muse

on March 7, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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Today, seeing as artists come in all manner of genders, and not many of us are Greco-Roman pagans, we can replace “female” with “Other” and “goddess” with “free agent” and see the Muse as very much alive and well in an artist’s life.

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AMA Referencing Style

on February 27, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Editing Tools
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The next style we’re looking at is another of these specialist fields: medicine. The American Medical Association (AMA) has a particular style it prefers authors to follow when writing, and pre-med and medical students, doctors in residency, and researchers may all be asked to use this.

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CSE Referencing Style

on February 7, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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The physical sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, genetics, biological sciences, astronomy) often rely on CSE referencing, a style created and updated by the Council of Scientific Editors.

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Guide to Olde English

on January 22, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Fiction
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“Olde English” is all made up, but the individual words themselves did exist in general conversation, and they do come with grammar rules.

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Commonly Misused Words

on January 14, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar
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I encounter incorrectly used words (and made up words) all the time, and today I’ll write about some I’ve noticed popping quite a bit recently, particularly in academic writing.

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Eggcorns and Idiomatic Writing

on January 3, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized
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A species of unconscious wordplay, eggcorns tend to be individual quirks; some, though, have become widespread in print, and a few have even started crowding the “proper” version of the phrase out of use.

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Vancouver Referencing Style

on December 29, 2018 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized
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Vancouver referencing, is a numeric system and the preferred style for most biomedical journals, so it applies to topics in medicine, biology, microbiology, neuroscience, and a whole range of other subjects.

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Easy Cross-References in MS Word

on December 24, 2018 by ProofreadingPal in Editing Tools
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With long electronic documents, it can be useful to make links that take readers to different sections of the paper, such as to a definition, a reference, or a table. For this, MS Word has the function Insert—Cross-reference.

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The Vocative Comma Is Important, People!

on December 6, 2018 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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The whole point of grammar is that the audience shouldn’t have to guess at what you’re trying to say. Missing vocative commas deeply change the meaning of their sentences,

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Italics and Quotes for Titles: A Guide

on December 3, 2018 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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Titles come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have rules for formatting that you master with just a little work. Italics, quotes, even plain text: they all apply in certain situations. How do you know which is which?

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