What Is a Proofread?

What Is a Proofread?

By | August 16th, 2022 | Categories: Writing, Proofreading, Proposal

Milliseconds before sending an email, you spot an error. You addressed it to the term instead of team. Your group will understand, but this small error is a hiccup for your readers and sets a tone[...]

Edit vs. Proof: Breaking Down Levels of Review

Edit vs. Proof: Breaking Down Levels of Review

By | October 17th, 2021

Writing is a tough job, and most of us need to do it: according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 73.4 percent of employers want a candidate with strong written communication[...]

Test For Success

Test For Success

By | September 11th, 2021

These days, every handshake is a risk, and we’re not talking about COVID-19.

Make Your Proposals Work with Microsoft Word

Make Your Proposals Work with Microsoft Word

By | September 7th, 2021

When crafting proposals, writers often battle strict deadlines, page limits, reused content, and multiple authors. Efficiency is critical, so many proposal writers seek out new tools and technology[...]

How to Write a Winning Tech Proposal

How to Write a Winning Tech Proposal

By | August 30th, 2021

Requests for proposals are receiving record numbers of applications, so you need to stand out. After all, you’re confident your solution is the best fit. But sending in your shiniest marketing[...]

How Do I Use Zoom Apps Like a Pro?

How Do I Use Zoom Apps Like a Pro?

By | August 24th, 2021

Have you ever shared the wrong screen during a Zoom call? You go to pull up your expertly crafted design prototype in PowerPoint, and—BOOM!—everyone is looking at your Amazon Wish List…or worse. It[...]

Everything You Need to Know About Proofreading

Everything You Need to Know About Proofreading

By | August 17th, 2021

After five jam-packed sessions, we’ve reached the end of our course on proofreading. Lucky for you, we’re not actually in school—so there’s no test. But we’ll still take time to wrap things up.

Proofreading 202: Using Google Docs

By | July 30th, 2021

In this second session of our proofreading lab, we’ll look at how to proofread in Google Docs. The interface both looks and functions similarly to Microsoft Word, and the same is true for its tools[...]

Proofreading 201: Using Microsoft Word

By | July 13th, 2021

Today, we enter the lab portion of our course on proofreading. If you missed the main class sessions, head back to Proofreading 101 and 102 before continuing on. 

Let Them Be: Embrace Singular They

By | June 15th, 2021

Ten years ago, I was among the editors and grammatical hard-liners who fought against using pronouns such as they, them, and theirs as singular. I insisted, “They is plural! It can only apply to two[...]

Proofreading 101: What It Is, Why It Matters

By | June 7th, 2021

Chances are, you learned the importance of proofreading somewhere between middle and high school after getting a marked-up essay back from your teacher. There, scrawled in red pen at the top of the[...]