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12 Tips For Effective Proofreading by TheReadyWriters: 10:18am On Apr 13, 2018
You’ve finally weaned that awesome piece of writing you had been nursing in your head for months. After spending a tedious period of time organising your thoughts, ideas and research into a brilliant and captivating body of text, here comes the killjoy that puts the sour cream in your happy pudding – Proofreading! Yes, the intrusive neighbour sneering at you with eyes that say, “so you think you can escape me? “
Proofreading is probably the most unwanted, unloved part of the writing process; but it is very essential to achieving that wholesome literary output you envisioned for your work. Like Mark Twain famously said: The difference between the almost-right word & the right word is really a large matter— it’s the difference between the lightning-bug & the lightning”
Inasmuch as you might see proofreading as a bore, putting that extra effort in cross-checking your piece of work for mistake in grammar, syntax, spelling or style, can tremendously improve your professional credence.

Read more at: http://www.thereadywriters.net/12-tips-for-effective-proofreading/

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