Proofing Tips

10 Tips for proofing…
  1. Take a deep breath and try not to feel rushed.
  2. Take another deep breath and try not to feel impatient.
  3. Use spellcheck.
  4. Try to proof as much as possible on screen.
  5. Print it and physically mark it up with a pen and/or highlighter – preferably not blue or black so your notes are very noticeable.
  6. Do an overall read for the flow of the wording.
  7. Focus on one word at a time.
  8. Read it backwards.
  9. Have someone else read it.
  10. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake.  It’s not ideal but it happens.  If you can – correct it.

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