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Trouble proofreading

Post by ebyss on Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:14 pm

Does everyone have trouble proofreading their work?

I can't do my own. Even though my eyes are seeing one thing my brain is translating it to what I really want to say. This includes spelling mistakes, putting down the wrong word (ie their and there), or just sentence structure.

I read books and have checked websites and other things as I am still learning, but my eye is not trained to see my own mistakes. However, I can see it in other people's writing. LOL.

Anyone have any tricks, besides reading aloud because I have tried this and it doesn't help, you use that you would like to share.

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Re: Trouble proofreading

Post by Garmar on Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:23 pm

This is a pretty good proofreading article I found with a Google search. Proofreading techniques

It's a PDF, so I hope everyone has that installed. If not, download it here. Download PDF

If others find this valuable--I'll add them to our links forum.

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Re: Trouble proofreading

Post by ebyss on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:40 pm

I like this article. Thanks.

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Re: Trouble proofreading

Post by Jack on Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:41 pm

I've found this very useful! Thanks!

You should add them to our links forum.
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Re: Trouble proofreading

Post by NaClmine on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:02 pm

Gar,

Suggestion: another topic for the Reference links - "Proofreading/Self Editing"
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Re: Trouble proofreading

Post by Garmar on Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:49 am

NaClmine wrote:Gar,

Suggestion: another topic for the Reference links - "Proofreading/Self Editing"

Yup. Done.

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