All research is good research?

According to the folks at Improbable.com, improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think.

All we hope is that the research into the optimum time to dunk a biscuit was true.

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Tracking down plagiarists

If you’ve ever had your hard work illegally copied by an unscrupulous individual you’ll know just how frustrating it can be. This website gives some useful tips on how to protect your work and track down plagiarists.

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Research funding opportunities

Check here for a range of funding opportunities from the Economic and Social Research Council enabling individuals and groups to pursue research at a very high standard.

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Beware essay or dissertation writing services

This BBC documentary highlights the huge problem of those companies offering essay and dissertation writing services. The services they offer are PLAGIARISTIC and should NEVER be engaged. English Proofread is a professional academic proofreading company and as opposed to those companies offering rewriting, essay writing or editing services, it is imperative that we retain the integrity and meaning of the original copy sent to us and as such our proofreaders are specifically instructed not to arbitrarily edit or rewrite the copy sent to them for proofreading.

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EPR’s vlog on spoonerisms or metathesis

Spoonerisms to make you laugh

English Proofread’s second vlog is here on ‘spoonerisms’ and we hope you find it amusing! Feel free to comment, like and share. 🙂

Posted by English Proofread on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

How to Share With Just Friends

How to share with just friends.

Posted by Facebook on Friday, December 5, 2014

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EPR’s spoonerism vlog

English Proofread’s second vlog is here on ‘spoonerisms’ and we hope you find it amusing! Feel free to comment, like and share.

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Research collaboration opportunities

The Qatar National Research Fund have a substantial list of research collaboration opportunities – it could be you they are looking for!

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Helpful Science Europe postdoc funding report

Download this Science Europe report from a pan-European association of research funders and institutions offering some pointers about what to expect and look for in postdoctoral funding programmes across the continent.

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Improving your academic English using the AWL

This site by Exam English (click here) provides a series of tests designed to improve your knowledge of academic English using the Academic Word List (AWL) – an extremely valuable tool for all students and researchers.

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Machine translation: the end of the human translator?

Translating from one language to another is fraught with difficulty – capturing exact words can be hard enough let alone more subtle meanings like metaphor, pathos, or culturally specific references and phrases. But machine translation is even more complex, although it is developing at a very rapid pace and both text and voice can now be translated very quickly. This BBC 4 programme explores whether machine translation means an end to human translators and what impact it might have on our desire and ability to learn and immerse ourselves in other languages.

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