Proofreading Tips

My friend Michelle Twittered me this little spelling jewel from a feed she gets;

“not that I’m byast, but you should stay at MGM Grand”

That arrived almost at the same time that an RSS feed showed up in my reader from Copyblogger. Shane Arthur’s 14 Foolproof Proofreading Tips for Bloggers gives some excellent advice for how to proofread your blog posts, but they could apply to any writing. Some of these I already practice and I’m sure I’ll try implementing the others as applicable.

Of course, proofreading involves more than just spell checking. Proper grammar, correct citations, working links and just making sure that the piece reads comfortably and correctly are all important components and aspects of successfully proofreading a post or article. Check out Shane’s post and see where his tips may help you.

Not that I’m byast or anything…

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I'm a freelance writer and blogger who has written for, among others, Tribune Media Services, Suite101 and Athena Guides. As an intrepid traveler I have chronicled some of my travels at The Verbal Vagabond, my travel blog. And, being an avid amateur photographer, I also have a photography blog spotlighting photos I have taken of areas around my hometown at Postcards From Maggie Valley. Speaking of Maggie Valley, that is where my wife, our Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Bella, our Orange Tabby, Tigger and I live in a log cabin on a mountain in Western North Carolina, just at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I enjoy hiking, camping, art, travel, photography (as mentioned above), and an occasional glass of good wine while reading or writing in front of the fireplace.
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