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Subject:RE: Proofreading your own material From:"Rick Quatro" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:13:42 -0500
This may be a good idea for amateur writers responding in comments, but
dangerous for professionals. I have worked at places where you will get
fired for proofreading your own material. On another note, replying to
idiots is usually fruitless, regardless of how good your spelling is.
Carmen Publishing Inc.
rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com
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Of Peter Neilson
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2015 8:52 AM
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Subject: Proofreading your own material
Newly discovered (or rediscovered) proofing technique may be of aid to lone
My wife has recently become a prolific contributer to a couple of amateur
science blogs. She has noticed that in the heat of responding to
idiots////// people with whom she disagrees she can make errors. The most
difficult kind is typing one valid word where a different one was intended.
Recently she wrote "leave" instead of "live".
She's found a proofreading technique that I'd never considered. She copies
and pastes her material into LibreOffice and changes the font size! The
bigger size is easier to read and moreover it now looks like something
written by someone else!
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