Laurel Garver, at Laurel's Leaves
, explores formatting changes that make proofreading easier.
I preview my work in Blogger and often catch mistakes. What are some of the methods you use to catch those "oops" in your manuscripts or blog posts?
Have a blessed weekend!
I re-read many times and still catch mistakes. My husband reads my posts and points out mistakes to me as well, so he's a good proof reader :)
It helps to read aloud.
I guess I usually do it the old-fashioned way: read through out loud. Occasionally something glaring slips by me. Good thing I read my work over and over!
Laurel always has something good to share! Will have to check it out thanks!
Have a great weekend. sandie
Laurel has a great idea. I'm sure lots of thing pop out when the page is printed differently. That's one more idea besides your own critique and that of a friend.
I still catch mistakes.
I think most are made with tired eyes.
Hi Marja - Another set of eyes always helps.
Hi Dena - When Karen and I learned they didn't use contractions in Colonial times, we went through our manuscript. It took 3 or 4 times before we caught every one.
Hi Karen - It's always a treat to read Laurel's blog.
Hi Chatty - Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.
Hi Nancy - I thought it was a unique way to catch errors. Let me know how it works for you if you decide to try it.
Hi Loree - Yes, eye fatigue will lessen the chances of catching problems.
I also read my work over and over again. Like running a comb through hair, when I finally don't find any snags, I know it's finished....or at least I am!
Hope your weekend is restful!
Hi Alisa -
I like your analogy. I remember the days when I had long hair - ouch.
Mistakes in the manuscript affect me the same way. They're downright painful.
I read it over once or twice, but when I post it, I still have boo-boos I didn't catch. I simply don't have time to have someone else proof it!
Hi Jen -
I've had plenty of stuff slip through and go live on the blog. When I see it, I go back in and make the correction.
It's difficult without that second set of eyes.
I use the voice function on my iBook to read it aloud to me. That way my eyes don't play tricks on me.
Hi Jean -
Great idea! I wonder if my PC has a similar function.
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