Author Archives: The Proof Angel

About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader. I work with a wide range of clients, from companies to self publishing authors. I can help you to communicate clearly in print or on line by providing a fresh pair of eyes, carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas to improve the flow of your message.

When is a typo not a typo? In the wor(l)d of Ulysses

This week, I’ve come upon a rather unusual post about typos. Well Ulysses is an unusual book, for all sorts of reasons. O that basis, I suspect it is perfectly reasonable to have some unusual typo stories about it. Is Ulysses is … Continue reading

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Publishing poetry in the digital age

In all the discussion about self publishing, the main focus is usually about novels. The theory seems to be that everyone has a novel in them. Occasionally there is a discussion about non-fiction. So this post is particularly useful due … Continue reading

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How to respond when a reader claims there is an error in your book

Here is an odd concept. 25 words are their own opposites. How many can you list before you click on the link? Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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The linguistics of colour names

This fascinating short video explains how different languages have treated the process of categorising colours. The discussion highlights two important features of any process of analysis: Before you start, your terms need to be defined, but then those definitions need to … Continue reading

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The language of politics

We live in interesting times, which seem more and more difficult to predict. And in these times bring up some language issues. Here are two which are coming up at the moment, mainly in the American context: bureau impeachment Visit … Continue reading

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The last three letters of the alphabet

The development of the alphabet is quite an interesting field of study. I started on a series of blog posts on the subject, and one day I hope to find the notes, which I don’t think I’ve seen since before … Continue reading

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Word histories

Some word history this week: Exception that proves the rule Bespoke Jungle Hazy Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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