And should you try?
If you’re submitting your manuscript to your agent, publisher, editor, or beta readers, absolutely. If you’re interested in the process I use for this, click here.
But what if you’re proofreading your blog before posting?
Maybe you could give yourself a break. I think the occasional typo is okay. Usually a kind reader will point out an error, sometimes even via a private email. The beauty of the blog versus a novel: it’s easy to update after publication.
I usually thank the person who pointed out my error, update the blog immediately, and move on.
Four steps to get close to perfection:
- Read once before posting draft.
- Read a preview version. Somehow seeing the blog in the format it will be posted helps me see it differently, and I usually pick up a typo or two.
- Read the blog out loud or have the computer read it to me. Then I can hear the error if my eye refused to see it.
- If I have the time, I let some time pass and read the blog again before I hit the publish button.
Just remember, we all makes mistakes and a typo isn’t one to lose sleep over.
Do you have any tricks for quickly eliminating typos?
Thanks for reading . . .