The Quickest & Easiest Way To Differentiate Between That and Which

If you frequently confuse the words “which” and “that,” don’t feel too bad, you are not alone. It’s up there as one of the most common errors that our proofreaders and editors come across. The good news is that we have a very simple approach to determining the difference between “which” and “that” and by …

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What is the Difference Between Editing and Proofreading?

Editors vs. proofreadersMany people do not understand the difference between editing and proofreading. This article aims to provide you with a quick and simple overview of the two processes and what they involve.

If you know you need help perfecting your written documents but are not sure whether you need editing or proofreading services, then this handy guide should help you to understand the differences between the two activities.

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Could This Be the Worst English Translation Ever Written?

An example of a poor English translationTranslating one language into another can be a challenging endeavor that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Proof of this can be seen in a brochure that a recent visitor to Beijing received upon boarding her hotel’s shuttle bus.

The brochure contained a literal translation of Mandarin to English. The translation may have been a good attempt but it most certainly would benefit from the help of a proofreading service.

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86 Great Examples of Portmanteau

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A portmanteau is a word that is formed by combining two different terms to create a new entity. Through blending the sounds and meanings of two existing words, a portmanteau creates a new expression that is a linguistic blend of the two individual terms.

For example breathalyzer is the portmanteau word formed from combining breath and analyzer, while blog is derived from the source words web and log.

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Eight and a Half Ways to Effectively Write a Bad Article

Writing an article that sends your readers to sleep has never been easier in this high-speed, electronic age. The ease with which you can create, edit, and make your unimaginative writing available for mass human consumption is frightening. You just need to know a few simple tricks. But be warned: if you spend too much …

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Lesser-Known Proofreading Marks

Wouldn’t it be great if these lesser-known proofreading marks were formally introduced into our proofreading services! It would certainly make life more interesting for our proofreaders.   Need an online proofreading service? Check out our online services now. Looking for some proofreading fails? Check out 69 excellent reasons why proofreading is important Free instant quote  

Humorous Headlines: What A Mistake!

Mistakes happen and, if we’re honest, we quite like that fact. It gives us something to have a chuckle at! This week we put our researcher to the task of finding humorous headlines that would have benefitted from our online proofreading services. Here’s our pick of the best: Really? Rather him than me! Four simple …

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54 Great Examples of Modern-Day Neologisms

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Neologisms are newly coined terms, words, or phrases, that may be commonly used in everyday life but have yet to be formally accepted as constituting mainstream language. Neologisms represent the evolving nature of the English language. Over time people create new words that express concepts or ideas that were previously expressed using other words or use words that may not have existed at all. Neologisms can be completely new words, new meanings for existing words or new semes in existing words. Here are some examples of neologisms that are finding their way into modern-day English language.

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