Writing Tips


by Proofed Inc. Australia

Welcome To The Proofed Writing Tips Blog

The best writing requires understanding linguistic rules, if only so you know when to break them! Mastering this will help you express your thoughts in writing clearly and with style. And to make it easy for you to learn, we’ve got some tips from our team of expert editors.

Whether you’re a professional writer working on a novel or an ESL student finalising your dissertation, this blog can guide you throughout the writing process. We cater to writers from all backgrounds and specialisations, so we’re constantly adding new posts that reflect a wide range of topics. Have a specific topic you’d like us to cover? Let us know, and we’d be happy to share our insights.

Why We’re Here

As part of our proofreading and editing services, we not only make edits to enhance writing, but we also offer feedback and links to articles that can help you improve as a writer. These articles provide detailed explanations that expand on the proofreader’s comments.

Immerse Yourself And Enjoy

We are big believers in free knowledge and lifelong learning, which is why we work hard to make the highest quality information available on our blog. We hope you enjoy reading our writing tips as much as we love putting them together. To share any comments or feedback, feel free to contact us at any time.

Word Choice: Defuse vs. Diffuse

One common mistake we see at Proofed is similarly spelled words being confused with one another. This seems to happen more often when one word is a little obscure, such as with ‘defuse’ and ‘dif...

Citing Conference Proceedings – Harvard Style

Conferences, where people from particular fields gather to present and exchange new ideas, are a vital part of the academic world. If you have attended a conference presentation or simply read about o...

Word Choice: Assure, Insure or Ensure?

There are lots of English words which look similar to one another but diverge in meaning, often causing problems for those learning the language. But the trio of ‘assure’, ‘insure’ and ‘ensu...

How to Read Critically for a Literature Review

The notion of ‘critical’ analysis can be difficult to grasp, as many people think that ‘critical’ simply means criticising something. But critical analysis is more nuanced than...