The Professional Word Services Library
The Library is where we share practical, work-related information and a few fun things with site visitors. We’ve got lots of ideas and plans, all subject to finding time aside from client work to do them!
The latest addition: do you need an editor or a proofreader?
There is often confusion among potential clients about when you need an editor and when you need a proofreader. What’s the difference between the two? What do they do? Does one cost more than the other? This guide answers those questions, plus includes a checklist so you can work out the level of assistance you should be seeking.
More learning resources
Previous additions to the library are listed below.
A favourite cartoon
This great cartoon has been decorating our office for many years, copied from another copy at another office. We finally did a Google search to find the cartoonist, Eve Corbel, and she has generously allowed us to reproduce it in our library.
Reproduced with permission of Eve Corbel, Geist magazine, www.geist.com
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.Germaine Greer
If you can’t see why all the apostrophes in this shop sign are incorrect, read ‘Possessive apostrophes: simple rules for using possessive apostrophes’.
‘India braces for day-night summer Test’, The Age, 18 February 2020. Sports, page 38. Not ‘it is’, just ‘its’. If you can’t see why, read ‘Its, it’s or its’?’ (see left)