Did you know that there are 7 writing mistakes that a spell checker won’t spot?
It won’t catch correctly spelled words that are used incorrectly in a sentence.
It can’t query facts, dates or events and it will often struggle with the spelling of people and places.
A spell checker also doesn’t know whether a hyperlink works or even points to the right page.
These things require a human eye. A proofreader’s eye. Preferably two.
5-minute proofreading and editing
Sure, you can ditch the proofreading phase of content creation. But with a good process it only takes a few minutes to check through what you’ve written.
Which is why we’ve put together the cluster of articles below to form a mini proofreading course. It features proofreading and editing tips/tests for you to improve and then assess your copy-checking skills.
The newest proofreading articles will appear below:
- These Proofreading Tips Will Help You Self-Publish An Error-Free Book
- 5 Common Proofreading Mistakes Bloggers and Web Writers Make
- Can You Spot The 19 Errors That A Spell Check Misses?
- More Proofreading Tests: Can You Spot The Grammatical Goofs?
- Proofreading And Editing Tips For Content Writers
- Proofreading test: my wife vs. Grammarly vs. Ginger vs. After The Deadline vs. Microsoft Word 2010
- A Beginner’s Guide To Online Proofreading (And Why It Matters)
- Can You Ace Our Quick Proofreading Test?
- Why accuracy matters to the success of your website
- Proofreading Practice (Or How To Avoid Those Embarrassing Writing Errors)