Proofreading Out Loud

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Question: I've heard that reading a document aloud helps you catch more errors than reading it to yourself. Anybody out there have any experience with that?  -- Julia


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When my boss and I need to proofread something important, we print out two copies of the document and one of us reads it out loud while the other follows along with his/her copy. If you don't have another person, I think reading it out loud would be better than just reading it to yourself. Good luck!

Both sound like a good idea. And another one...although time consuming for long documents: Read it backwards. You'll catch a lot more errors. I use that trick. Because as you read along, your brain anticipates what's next and doesn't catch an error but reading word for word backwards forces your brain to con...(register to read more)

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