Writing Tip: Read out Loud to Help with Editing/Proofreading

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Apologies for the lack of posts this week. April has been an extremely busy month!

Today’s tip is simple enough but has been a lifesaver for me. While editing for myself or others, I find it helpful to read the story/work out loud. This way I can reassure myself that the sentences sound good and it’s easier to pick out words that spell check or your eyes may overlook. It is also important when it comes to your own work because you may be so familiar with it even after putting it away for a while that your eyes just glide over your work and fail to pick up any mistakes.

So next time you need to edit or proofread something, try reading it out loud and see if it helps.

 

 

jncname

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