Proofreading is like writing’s less glamorous sister: it gets less time, attention and far fewer dates to the prom. Okay, so that comparison got away from me, but the point still stands.
Nobody ever gets that excited about the topic and yet proofreading is a crucial skill. While this has always been the case, it’s especially true these days given the emphasis on quality content in the world of search.
With that in mind, here are some tips I have cobbled together; feel free to leave your own in the comments section. And, of course, berate me if you see any typos – my only request is that your insults are properly spelt.
Realize that proofreading isn’t editing
Someone has asked you to ‘look over’ something they’ve written.