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Proofreading Tips

January 7th, 2010

I have been focusing on proofreading this blog recently, and I am pleased to say that I corrected a lot of errors. According to many people proofreading is tedious, and hard to do well. Yet, every blogger can benefit from some proofreading tips. That is because we want our articles to look professional. We want the respect of our visitors, and fellow bloggers. Here are some tips which might help you:

-Read a lot. I think this point is pretty obvious. The more you read, the easier proofreading becomes. This is especially true if you assume a proofreader mindset. Try to inspect every word and take your time. Reading newspapers or magazines may be a good idea.
-Write a lot. The more you write, the less you are going to repeat common writing errors. You can either write a lot of articles for your blog, or simply write about whatever you like for practice. Writing articles is an excellent exercise.
-Ask another bloggers or friend to spell check your posts. It might be even more effective than checking your own posts. You may want to return the favor and spell check his articles as well.

Proofreading well is tough, but in the end it is very rewarding. Of course, it is not that easy to spot all of the errors, but it is important to at least notice some of them. With time you are going to be a better and better writer so do not worry about that.

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