Proofreading Skills

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1. Editing And Proofreading: The Writing Center - This handout provides some tips and strategies for revising your writing. To give you a chance to practice proofreading, we have left seven errors (three spelling errors, two punctuation errors, and two grammatical errors) in the text of this handout. See if you can spot them! More...Image of a man's hand writing

2. Tips For Proofreading For Yourself And Others: - One of the major difficulties with proofreading is that it is very hard to proofread our own work. often, when we review our own document, we see what we want to see rather than what we have actually written. This can lead to missed errors. Below are some tips for proofreading your own work. More...

3. How To Proofread Effectively - Top Ten Tips - Grammar & Composition: - Hear what Mark Twain had to say on the subject of proofreading. The difference between the almost-right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning-bug & the lightning. More...

4. 21 Proofreading And Editing Tips For Writers: - The human mind is a funny thing; it likes to play tricks on us. For example, when we proofread and edit our own writing, we tend to read it as we think it should be, which means we misread our own typos and other spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes as well as problems with word choice and sentence structure, context, and overall readability. More...

5. My 15 Best Proofreading Tips: BioMedical Editor - Here are 15 proofreading tips that have worked well for me for many types of scientific and medical documents. Try them out and select those that work best for you. You will likely develop a few techniques of your own. More.

6. Grammar Girl Proofreading Tips: - I have always had a problem of with my writing I forget the word "the" or I forget to put an "ed" on the end of a word, and it's not because I don't know to do it, but as I type I just seem to forget to put that there. I continue to read over it, I don't find anything, More...

7. Get Your Eagle Eye On: 10 Tips For Proofreading Your Own Work: - Tripping, stumbling, and hesitating over misspelled words or ill-placed punctuation is like watching a TV show with a shaky cable signal or trying to talk while a cell phone connection is breaking up—the reader is jostled right out of the story the writer is telling. More...

8. 8 Proofreading Tips And Techniques - Daily Writing Tips: - Whether you are writing a magazine article, a college essay or an email to a client, getting your text free of mistakes is essential. The spell checker helps, but it is far from foolproof. That is where proofreading comes in. Here are 8 tips and techniques to make your proofreading sessions more effective. More...


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