The number one mistake of proofreading is not proofreading.
Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseace the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
For that reason it is important to read each letter and number when proofreading your next project.
Different software programs have spell/grammar check which finds most mistakes. However this function will not catch misspellings that form other valid words or incorrect facts.
“Stop the press! We have to make a change!”
How do you solve this problem? Proofreading! Not only should you look at your project but make sure to have a few other eyes look it over. Each time the project is reviewed try to focus on a different aspect.
1. Look at spelling.
2. Look at grammar.
3. Look at the facts.
– Your Friends at USA Quickprint
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