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6 Myths about Being an Editor

6 Myths about Being an Editor

Are you considering a glamorous career in editing? If you are thinking about becoming an editor, you’ve probably come across some pretty crazy misconceptions about what exactly editors do and what we’re like. You may have heard that editors are detailed-obsessed individuals who take great pleasure in knowing more than others do about grammar and […]

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How to Learn to Proofread

How to Learn to Proofread

It takes a certain personality and skillset to excel in a proofreading job Proofreading requires steady nerves and a focused mind. Certain people are predisposed to the job because they’re systematic and unhurried. High-energy people who prefer to focus on the big picture are often less successful as proofreaders. Instead, if the words “systematic” and […]

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Should I Use a Proofreading Program

Should I Use a Proofreading Program?

The human proofreader vs. the proofreading program With all the proofreading software available these days, you may wonder why there are still human proofreaders. For a one-time payment, you can get year-round instant proofreading for all your documents by putting them through your proofreading program. You don’t even need to know how to install the […]

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Grammar Errors in Your Favorite

Grammar Errors in Your Favorite Songs

What You Can Learn from These 4 Lyric Mistakes “Music is the universal language of mankind,” according to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. But does the same logic apply to lyrics? What about lyrics riddled with grammatical errors? Some people have a hard time listening to grammar errors in songs. These people believe that rules are rules, […]

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Different Methods of Teaching Grammar

Different Methods of Teaching Grammar

English grammar is notoriously difficult to learn for both native and second-language speakers. There are so many intricacies, obscure rules, and exceptions that it comes as no surprise that different generations of teachers have used various approaches to teaching grammar to train literate English writers. In the past, memorization-based techniques that relied on repetition slowly […]

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Careers in Proofreading

Careers in Proofreading

Consider the many different careers in proofreading Proofreading requires specific skills. If you have decided you have the right temperament for checking other people’s writing, you should think about the different jobs available in proofreading so you can tailor your career path. Although proofreading requires the same skills no matter what job you take up, […]

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