May 6, 2019

Editing & Spell Check

Although word processors and predictive spelling apps are becoming more sophisticated, there is still the risk of having spelling mistakes and other grammatical errors. The following tips can help you polish off your work and find the hidden errors:

  1. You may want to edit from a printed copy. Having a pen in hand, rather than just scanning a screen, can cause you to slow down and be on heightened alert for errors.
  2. Read aloud so that you can hear the errors. Alternately, use a text-to-voice application to have the device read aloud to you.
  3. Refer to an editing checklist. This will encourage you to slow down and review one aspect of your work at a time.
  4. Return to the work after time has passed and review the material again with fresh eyes.