Guest post by Ferb. Need some Proofreading Tips? Not only you, everybody is having problems with proofreading. One thing you should know is that a great post usually gets lots of people to head in and enjoying reading beyond the first paragraph of the post.
Just imagine how disappointed you’d be after crafting great content and failing to carry the momentum with unexpected glaring errors.
Before you leave, follow these 6 tips for your most recent post and carry on the momentum of blogging.
1. Walk away and come back after an hour
Bloggers usually write a post and then immediately publish it. But don’t! Walk away and come back after an hour to refresh your mind then check it. Proofreading a killer article is important – break it up one by one and walk away then come back to proofread it. By doing the above, you’ll spot more errors.
2. Ask your friends for help
You’re tired because you’re hard working. Find a blogger or a friend who has good relationship with you to spot out more errors on the post. No matter how careful you are at spotting errors, your eyes will skip over many errors in the post. So you really need someone to help you out.
While you’re asking your friends to check mistakes on the blog post, ask your friends to read your post first and see if they are clearly getting information from your post. Remember, your voice and checking mistakes on posts are a completely different story.
3. Use spell and grammar checker
Spell and grammar checker would be great even if you are a flawless speller. When writing blog posts, time and the hurry are really confusing and might cause many errors. Using spell and grammar checker will help you write better.
However, relying on a software is not good enough because it will change what you want to bring to your readers, particularly the grammar checker. Don’t let it change the meaning of a sentence. Reread many times by yourself and repeat tip number 1 to spot more errors.
4. Double your proofreading times
Do you just check post errors once? Check it twice. After once, save your post as a draft for going over by others and then come back for another proofread of your post. It’s best to go through your draft multiple times and check for major errors.
5. Print out posts
Don’t ruin your eyes on any technology devices. What happens to your eyes when looking at it over a long time? Print it out and read it on a paper to search for elusive errors. Stay clever on a computer, stay an hour on it and rest for 15 minutes. You’re going to live longer or blog longer when you keep your body healthier.
6. Read it out loud
Start by making your post font size bigger for your eyes and read it out loud. See if your voice is lovely to your readers and find subject verb agreement errors. Blog posts typically take on a conversational tone. Choose a tone for your blog and keep it consistent for your readers.
Build instant credibility to readers with these 6 proofreading tips and I’m still hoping that I’m not missing any others proofreading tips, if yes, then please add it below the comment.
This is guest article by Ferb L Wong from FerBlog.com. He always loves to provide valuable information to you and works hard on every single thing. Now he is trying to improve his blog’s RSS feed and really appreciates your support.