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How to stop being consistently inconsistent

Perhaps one of the most difficult things to pick up on when re-reading and editing text is inconsistency. When I’m proofreading work I often find myself stopping halfway through a document, having read, say, ‘co-ordination’, and an alarm bell will ring which suggests that it was spelt ‘coordination’ earlier on page nine. This is a […]

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A very brief guide to apostrophes

Ah, the apostrophe. It always amazes me how one of the tiniest and most innocent looking forms of punctuation can strike fear in everyone who writes in the English language. Though it does randomly get inserted and suspiciously omitted from many passages of text, it’s the age-old conundrum of which side of the ‘s’ to […]

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