Q and A - How can I improve my proofreading skills?
– the process of reviewing text for grammatical errors – requires knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization. It also requires a technique for uncovering potential errors
. Here are a few:
Read whatever you have written aloud. You may hear an error that you did not detect while reading.
- Ask someone else to read your text for grammatical errors, then make a list of those errors. Use the list to determine whether you make common errors or whether yours are unique.
- When you understand the errors you are prone to making, look for them in subsequent writing.
- Buy a style guide and keep it handy when you proofread.
If you run a Bay Area Small Business, in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley or anywhere else, you need to proofread every marketing piece you send out multiple time.