Proofreading tips to catch those stoopid mistakes

October 26, 2009 by Dean Rieck · 10 Comments
Filed under: Copy Editing 

I’m the first to admit that I’m not a great proofreader. And I’ve had my share of stoopid stupid typos and mistakes slip through.

That’s always embarrassing. Even more embarrassing for a writer.

One answer is to hire a proofreader, as I did some years ago. But that can get expensive if you write a lot. And there’s just no way to stay on schedule if you have to wait for someone to review every little thing.

Another answer is to learn a few proofreading techniques so you can catch more of your own mistakes. Here are a few that work for me.

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