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Stephen York
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Highly experienced, methodical proofreader with an eye for detail.
Highly experienced, methodical proofreader with an eye for detail.

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I have often found the epitaphs on gravestones and tombs that go beyond the simple details of name, life span, and relationships, more interesting, and sometimes poignant, when they cover details of their lives and fame. Following are some of those for…

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It is always good practice to revise and if necessary completely rewrite text in documents to ensure that they are accurate, concise, and the best they can be. Straightforward you might think and Aleksandr Orlov, TV superstar meerkat might say “What could…

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In part 1 I discussed the origins and use of Cockney Rhyming Slang in Britain and in this part I will look at the spread of rhyming slang to other English-speaking countries, especially those that had strong maritime links with the UK historically, such…

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Origins of Cockney Rhyming Slang This is a type of slang where words are replaced by a words or phrases with which they rhyme. Although rhyming slang was associated with London, and particularly with London street traders, there never has been anything…

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People associate proofreading with books and journals produced by publishers, that final stage where uncorrected errors in the original manuscript or those introduced during the editorial and production processes are eliminated. But publishers are not the…

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The following questions are based on enquires I have received from prospective and new clients over the years.

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While watching a TV programme recently I heard of a term that I had never heard of before: synaesthesia. Oxford Dictionary of English defines this as “the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another…

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A pen name, also known as a nom de plume, is an assumed name used by a writer instead of their own real name. It can also be a variant form of their real name and might be known only to the publisher or might be widely known. For example, Ruth Rendell,…

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Roman (that is upright type) is the standard text typeface, but for various reasons italic type (that is slanted to the right) is adopted. This is often to indicate some form of departure from normal text for the reader to interpret the word or words in a…

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For over 20 years I have proofread books, journals, and other publications in a wide variety of subjects, and during this time and in previous employment I have built up knowledge and experience in particular specialist fields. Corporate real estate…
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