Yearly Archives: 2018

Plain English – what are the business benefits?

If you run a business, you probably know that customers appreciate clear communication. They want to be able to find important information quickly – for example, about products and services, how to find you or how to return an item

Posted in Business writing, Plain English

Why I love the Society for Editors and Proofreaders

As the romance of Valentine’s Day fades into the past and I attempt to retrieve the last remaining crumbs of chocolate from my box of Thornton’s, I realise it’s very nearly time to renew my vows to the Society for

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Posted in Editing and proofreading associations, Starting out, Working from home

Tips for being concise in academic writing

In a recent conversation with an academic author, she told me that she’d like to write more concisely. I think she’s already good at this: she keeps her paragraphs and sentences to a manageable length and chooses her words carefully.

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Posted in Academic writing, Students

What help can I get with my PhD thesis before proofreading?

If you’re studying for a doctoral qualification, you might be planning to have your thesis professionally proofread before you submit it to the examiners. Proofreading is the final stage of the work, when you want to iron out any spelling,

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Posted in Academic writing, Students