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5 Proofreading Habits
Published by John Pappan on Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:06pm
When you write, if you're anything like me, you make tons of mistakes. I'm sure before I'm done writing this, there will be at least one that Aimee, the editor, will have to fix. Thanks, Aimee. Anyway, this article has a few habits that can help you catch those mistakes that you make while you proofread your writing.
One of the tips that I thought was unique is to read it backwards. I know that sounds weird and it is, but it makes sense.
"When you’re not distracted by the meaning of the sentences, it’s easier to spot mistakes in your writing. Start with the last word and work your way forward, word by word, until you reach the beginning. This technique is particularly good for helping you spot repeated words, misspellings, and weird formatting."
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