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Subject:Re: Proofreading your own material From:John G <vwritert -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:11:41 -0500
I find that reading something aloud - actually saying the words - helps you
see everything (like tpyos) as well as get a feel for the way it reads.
On Saturday, February 14, 2015, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
> Newly discovered (or rediscovered) proofing technique may be of aid to
> lone tech writers.
> 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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