[ASC-list] Proofreading your own writing

Margie Beilharz margiebeilharz at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 04:35:25 UTC 2013


I've had suggested to me (but can't say I've tried it because of the time it would take) - read your text backwards word by word. That's another way of making familiar text unfamiliar. 

Margie

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> On 15 Oct 2013, at 1:29 pm, "Chris Forbes-EWan" <forbes-ewan at tassie.net.au> wrote:
> 
> One of the best pieces of written advice I've seen read:
> 
> 'Always proofread you writing'.
> 
> My advice would be to always get someone else to proofread it. 
> 
> If this isn't feasible, I've found that leaving it for a few days allows me
> to pick up far more errors than if I try to conduct the proofreading soon
> after finishing the writing.
> 
> Chris Forbes-Ewan
> 
> 19 Hedley St
> Scottsdale  Tas  7260
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ASC-list [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Ian
> M.
> Sent: Monday, 14 October 2013 9:52 PM
> To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
> Subject: [ASC-list] Proofreading your own writing
> 
> Dear ASCers,
> 
> I am going to be honest and say I have a weakness - proofreading my own
> writing. I can read it over and over but miss a typo every time.
> 
> Practice makes perfect right? 
> 
> Well, I am sending this email to seek advice from those who may have had
> similar problems and ask what tips you may have in checking the nitty gritty
> details of your writing before it goes live?
> 
> I've done the courses, read the books and asked colleagues to proofread but
> sometimes the ideas of others can really help.
> 
> I hope this could also make for a useful discussion for those who may have
> similar issues.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Ian
> 
> P.S. I hope this email has no typos :-P
> 
> Dr Ian McDonald
> 0439 746 556
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