When you’ve taken the time to write something out, no matter how often you read it over and over again, you’re bound to miss a proofreading error. Let’s face it, proofreading can be monotonous. And, good proofreading is really tough and tedious at times. So what can you do to help ensure you’re not missing any errors? Here are our top tips for better proofreading skills.
Read your text out loud.
Don’t be the final proofreader for your own work. Hand it off to a colleague.
Print out your prose and read them off screen.
Proof your text when you’re alert and not stressed.
Find a quiet place where you won’t be distracted.
Check for one type of error at a time.