Don’t have time to proofread your work before you send it out?
Taking a few extra minutes to review your words, to make sure they are working, can save you from significant embarrassment and potential problems when those words are read by others.
If you’re not sure what you are looking for when you proofread, get a second set of eyes to review your work.?It’s a proven fact that we see what we want to see when we review our own writing.
My favorite thing to do is to leave out words. Okay, it’s not really my favorite, but I know it’s the thing I do the most when I write, so I have to carefully review everything to make sure it’s all there every time.
It is also sometimes difficult to review words on a screen. Print the piece off, put it aside as long as you can, and then read the words on the paper. You will probably see some things you didn’t notice on your computer or smart phone.
Are your words working for you?