Hints and Tips

  • It is right to say ‘consists of‘, but not ‘comprises of‘.
  • To say ‘amongst‘ is just the same as saying ‘among‘.
  • When an editor makes changes or suggestions to a document, the author still has the final say.
  • Always consider your audience carefully when preparing a document. Write to capture their attention by being clear, concise and consistent.
  • Three examples of common errors that proofreaders come across include; ‘there‘ instead of ‘their‘, ‘affect‘ instead of ‘effect‘ and ‘your‘ instead of ‘you’re‘. It’s important not to rely on spell-check alone, as it doesn’t pick up everything!