RE: Proofreading

Subject: RE: Proofreading
From: "Wade Courtney" <courtney -at- hsq -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 14:44:16 -0800

Reading a document out loud also helps.


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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-101782 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:30 PM
Subject: RE: Proofreading

Ideally documents should be proofread by someone else at least once. The
number of glaring mistakes that have been caught by another person when
I could have sworn blind it was OK... Of course that isn't always
possible, and there are ways to improve your hit rate. If proofing for
spelling/punctuation only, then try reading the document backwards. It
helps break the pattern recognition in the brain and forces you to look
at it in a new light. Using a ruler to separate lines helps too. Leaving
the doc for a few days and then returning to it fresh is also helpful.


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