Writing Tips

Welcome to the Proofed writing blog.


Developed for writers at all levels, this blog covers a range of topics, including grammar, punctuation, word choice, style, referencing and formatting.


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We want our customers to learn from the corrections that we make during editing. We also want to share our passion for the English language.


For each document we edit, we provide useful comments that link to writing tips on our blog so that users can understand our reasoning and improve their written English. We want to help you understand how language is utilized and the associated rules, which makes it easier to avoid errors and develop your own voice. Find out more about our services and how we can help you.


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We hope that you enjoy our writing tips! We love to encourage discussion and debate, so if you have any questions, suggestions or critiques about anything we’ve written, get in touch and we will respond.

Spelling Tips: 8 Words with Variant Spellings

Spelling isn’t easy. It’s bad enough we have words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. On top of that, we have words that are spelled differently but mean...

Writing Tips: How to Use Block Quotes

Quoting sources is crucial in academic writing. It shows you’ve read up on your subject. It also lets you back up arguments with evidence and ideas from other people. But if you’re quoting a long ...

Word Choice: Program vs. Programme

The Atlantic Ocean is quite big. And with such a large amount of water between the US and the UK, we shouldn’t be surprised that there are differences between us. One of those differences, it seems,...

Grammar Tips: Using the Past Tense

The past includes everything that has ever happened. And with every second that passes, the past gets bigger and bigger! As such, there’s plenty of stuff in the past we might want to write about. Lu...