Most writers are blind to their own mistakes. That is why they can benefit from a second pair of eyes — qualified eyes. When your spelling and grammar are corrected and your arguments are presented in a logical fashion, your reader will appreciate the quality of your work. Let’s say you wrote, “The advertising campaign attracted […]
Colette at makewordsworkforyou makes an excellent point. Proofreading your own work isn’t always effective. In fact, it’s rarely as effective as you think it is.
When we read our own work, we tend to see what we expect to be there — meaning we see what we meant to write. What that often means, though, is that we naturally skip over the glaring errors our readers may find in our final product. Yikes!
Thank you, Colette, for your post!