When I first started working in publishing, I attended some of the excellent training courses at the Publishing Training Centre. An image that has stuck in my head ever since is a little like the angel and devil on your shoulder – except, for editors/proofreaders, it’s the author and the reader – I’ll leave you […]
In today’s world, it’s crucial to maintain high standards, especially when it comes to servicing clients. ISO 9001:2015, the international standard for quality management systems, serves as a powerful tool to demonstrate commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. That’s exactly why we were recertified to ISO 9001 in October 2022. In this blog […]
At Accuracy Matters, one question we often get asked is what’s included in a proofread, and whether proofreading includes editing. That’s why in this blog, we’re exploring the whole editorial process to distinguish the main differences between the two. To begin, it might be helpful to give an overview of the whole editorial process from blank page […]
Simple steps to level up your ability to proofread your own work to ensure clear and consistent communication. I’ve been proofreading for 20 years. It’s a painstaking, tedious, but necessary – and often overlooked – part of the publishing process. Everyone wants to be a writer and get the glory; editors have all the fun pulling […]
It’s hard to believe that 2022 is over and, while it was the first year to feel more ‘normal’ following the pandemic, it was also a time of flux, both for Accuracy Matters and across the business world…
After 10 years in business as Accuracy Matters we decided it was time for a rebrand, to reflect our growth from a start-up to an established, trusted business. After a decade of success, we can demonstrate that we deliver reliable, accurate, quality results…
If the DeLorean were to spit me out in 2122, I wonder what the role of proofreading might look like – and would I recognise any of it?
We’re immensely proud of our work for nongovernmental and intergovernmental organisations. Whether it’s improving education for children in sub-Saharan Africa, analysing school feeding programmes in Myanmar, or promoting democracy and human rights across the world, there’s always a sense of achievement and tangible impact to the work that we’re supporting.
Finding the right fit for editorial work can be a tricky process. We know from past feedback that some organisations have completely given up on finding an editor or proofreader because of too many bad experiences when trying to outsource work. But when it works it’s like magic.
The calendar tells me it’s the end of December but I still can’t quite believe it: 2021 has buzzed past in a blur.