We have discovered some brilliant tips at Writing Forward for proofreading and editing your writing. From asking a friend or family member to help you… do-it-yourself… or hiring a professional – Click on the link below to read these 21 helpful tips!

“The human mind is a funny thing; it likes to play tricks on us…”

Here are the first 3:

  1. Proofread and edit every single piece of writing before it is seen by another set of eyes. No exceptions. Even if you hire a professional editor or proofreader, check your work first.
  2. Understand the difference between proofreading and editing. Edit first by making revisions to the content and language. Then proofread to check for proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  3. Use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word when you edit. This feature saves your edits. You can then approve or reject those edits.