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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Proofreading Tips

  • Get a writing buddy and check each other’s work.
  • Before you call something finished, leave some time to let it sit. Then go back and reread it with a critical eye.
  • Use a dictionary and Spell Check to make sure you’re using the right word and the right spelling. Don’t rely on Spell Check because it doesn’t catch word errors.
  • Read your work aloud in a monotone so you read what is actually there, not what your brain expects.
  • Become familiar with the kinds of mistakes you often make (its/it’s, etc.) and look out for them.

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