I really wish this blog post over at Daily Writing Tips had been a contest to see how many mistakes you can catch. From the title to the ending, there are plenty of misspellings and misuses of simple common words. How many can you catch?
A great post on why you need to read, re-read and proofread before you click the save or publish button. I’d tell you who the author is, but it’s not apparent on the site. Daniel Scocco, is Editor of Daily Writing Tips.
The Impotence of Proofreading
Its a fact that a spell checker will not catch all the mistakes on your text. More specifically, it will not catch misspellings that form other valid words.
So how do you solve this problem? Proofreading, of coarse!
Just read again through you’re text trying to spot words that don’t
fit, and make sure to not loose the focus while you do it. Proofreading
is sometimes more important then using the spell checker itself.
You should proofread virtually any written piece, from emails to
blog posts. Proofread your homework as well, since you don’t want to
drive the principle of your school crazy.
Let’s be honest, misspelled words are defiantly a sign of ignorance.
The simple act of proofreading will have a great affect on the
quality of your material, and I am sure that you’ll earn more
complements from people.
Their you go my friend, and take this advice seriously. After all, you don’t want to look dumb in front of the general pubic!