Useful resources: a few of our favourite things

Everyone has a favourite tool that makes life a little easier. At Accuracy Matters, we’re no different (apart from our editorial superpowers!). We’re sharing the useful resources that we like to call on to support us in our roles. Here are a few of our favourite things … (SPOILER ALERT: there are no whiskers on […]

Four reasons to outsource your editorial in 2024

Four reasons to outsource your editorial in 2024

Do you need additional support for your editorial team, ad-hoc assistance, or a reliable regular supplier for a variety of editorial requirements? Tick one thing off your New Year to-do list by outsourcing your editorial in 2024. Read on to discover four reasons why your future self will thank you. 2023 has been a year […]

Why you need a professional proofreader

Why you need a professional proofreader

If you work for a company that has in-house writers who produce corporate content, you may have heard them quizzing: “Why do I need a professional proofreader when I can just use a work colleague or other friend to check my work?” This underlines a common misconception that a professional proofreader is something of an […]

Professional editorial training – how we do it

Professional editorial training – how we do it

Every wise employer knows that investing in training keeps their staff satisfied and engaged. Did you know that happy and engaged employees do better quality work and make fewer mistakes? And a well-trained employee has a greater understanding of how to do their job effectively – which in turn leads to more positive outcomes and […]

5 ways to put yourself in your reader’s shoes

5 ways to put yourself in your reader’s shoes

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 […]

Are proofreading marks still used in modern writing?

Are proofreading marks still used in modern writing?

On my first day in publishing, Monday 12 January 1981, I was taken to my desk and shown my in tray, out tray and ashtray. Two office boys in brown coats then arrived, each carrying a thick stack of paper they deposited in my in tray, one pile at right angles to the other. One of […]

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