Category Archives: Proofread Along with Rhube

Proofread Along with Rhube #6: Quotation Marks and Displayed Material

I want to start this one by apologising straight up to anyone relying on a screen reader to read this article. One of the drawbacks to WordPress as a platform is that it doesn’t do a great job of displaying … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #5: That/Which

This is one that confuses a lot of people. For many,  ‘that’ and ‘which’ seem completely interchangeable, and it can be confusing to find that in some cases they are not. Not to worry, I am here to help! Once … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #4: em-dashes, en-dashes, and hyphens

If you’re anything like I was, you learned everything you know about these babies from reading, and you just think of all of these things as ‘dashes’. When you write stories or papers and you want to use a dash, … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #4: Colons and the Rules of Grammar

Most people find colons to be more intuitive than semi-colons, but even so, it helps to have a clear idea of when to use them, rather than just a general feeling. Some confuse them with semi-colons, or have a general … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #3: Semi-colons

Lots of people think that semi-colons are some kind of arcane pedantry that will disappear with time. They are wrong. I am a big believer in language fluidity, but semi-colons are soooooo important, and understanding them will really help your … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #2: Clauses, Sentences, and Paragraphs

It’s tempting to jump right in and just tell you about the things that a) people are asking me about, and b) I see come up most often in manuscripts. But I believe that understanding the whys and wherefores of … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #1

This is the first in a series of articles I’m going to be doing, providing a proofreader’s perspective on spelling, grammar, and manuscript preparation. The purpose will not be to lecture, but to inform and to help. I want to … Continue reading

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