RE: Proofreading

Subject: RE: Proofreading
From: "Rob Partridge" <rob -at- holly -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 09:29:31 +1100


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.

Rob

-----Original Message-----
twriter01 -at- hotmail -dot- com wrote

In response to "proofreading should be someone other than the other," what
if the auther (me) has had time away from the document already. Let's say
2 days. Does your suggestion still apply? Keep in mind, this proofread is
a FINAL proofread. The document has passed reviewers already. Some of them
may have done some proofreading in their review and some not. Sorry if
that wasn't clear.


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