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Proofreading tips

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Question: I am a fast reader, which is an advantage in many areas, but proofreading is not one of them! I have no problem with grammar and punctuation rules, but I seem to miss at least one typo in every document! Thanks for any tips anyone can share.  -- Marilyn, St. Louis


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Try reading your documents backwards. It forces you to slow down and look at each word individually.

Read the document out loud. Folks going by in the hallway may think you're nuts, but it really helps to spot errors.

Have you ever tried reading the documents backwards? It helps force you to look at each word, which will help. You will still need to read through forwards for the grammar and punctuation.

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