Many people consider proofreading a document an easy task, particularly if they are very familiar with the document type or topic. Often businesses will ask for an employee, or number of employees to review a document, assuming that many eyes cast over a document will render it error-free. However, untrained proofreaders will almost always produce a document that has one or more obvious errors. This is because the mind has the ability to automatically correct errors during a read of…
Many people interchange the terms 'editing' and 'proofreading'; yet in practice, the difference between the two is significant. It is important that writers are able to differentiate between the two, in order to ensure the correct service is requested.
Friday, 29 April 2011 11:59

Complexities of English pronunciation

Written by Helen Batziris
One of the most memorable poems I was required to learn and recite in Form 3 (Year 9) English is the simplest example of how complex the English language is. The poem highlights that pronunciation is not as simple as rhyming two words that are almost identical in spelling...although, this is our approach when teaching children to read. English is difficult for those of us born in to the language, let alone those brave enough to embark on learning it…
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