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Top 4 Ways to Proofread your Blog Articles

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ProofreadingExperts agree that proofreading is a crucial aspect of article writing. To engage your readers, you need to do something more than churning out interesting content. Your articles may be intriguing, but if they are full of spelling and grammatical errors, it will highlight your unprofessional attitude.

In the field of article writing, even a single error can turn out to be a costly mistake. People tend to be impatient while surfing the Internet and errors in the articles can distract them and turn them away. In addition, spelling and grammatical errors create the impression that you are a lousy writer. We provide few tips that will help you to proofread your articles and enhance your content writing skills.

  • Refresh your Mind: After completing your articles, set them aside for few hours. If you are hard-pressed for time, taking a break from your writing for few hours may not be possible. In such a situation, shift your attention for few minutes. It will refresh your mind and allow you to evaluate your articles from a different angle.
  • Read and Re-Read: The easiest way to proofread the content is to read it many times. Reading and re-reading the articles will highlight the spelling and grammatical errors. It can even encourage you to reconstruct the complicated sentences and simplify your content writing skills. To make your articles error-free, read them aloud. You can even request a colleague or friend to read it out for you. There are strong chances that reading aloud the text will help you to identify an error that you missed out earlier.
  • Avoid depending on Spellchecker: Using a spellchecker may not always help you to write perfect articles. The spellchecker points out if the spelling of a word is erroneous, but it won’t tell you whether you have written the right word or not. Let’s assume that you have written ‘ice creams for desert’, instead of ‘ice creams for dessert’. In this case, the spellchecker will not be of any use. Therefore, to enhance your article writing skills, avoid over depending on the spellchecker. Instead, opt for the dictionary. Always cross-check if you are not sure about the usage of a word.
  • Categorize Common Errors: Categorizing the common errors and checking them one at a time is a good way of proofreading your articles. For example, correct the spelling errors, and later, move on to the punctuation mistakes. This technique will help you to identify your mistakes more effectively. To make things easier, you can create a personalized proofreading checklist and tick them off as you complete scrutinizing them.

It is crucial to remember that proofreading is not only about identifying your mistakes. It is also about picking out your weak areas, working on them, and becoming an expert in the field of article writing.

This is a guest post by Kushal Biswas, you can check out the guidelines to guest post here.

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Atulperx August 18, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Before publishing content I always save it as draft and use a preview option to read it properly. By this process I always find out many mistakes and correct them one by one. You have mentioned all good points and yes after finishing article, we can take some rest and then again come back to reedit and publish it with fresh mind.

Thomas@Make money Online August 19, 2011 - 12:29 am

I liked the point “Avoid depending on Spellchecker”. I too believe the same. Try to check for typos and spelling mistakes manually.

Internet Marketing Blog August 19, 2011 - 4:55 am

Reading your post makes me realized the importance of Prof Reading your Article before posting it. Yes, having a lots of mistake on your blog post is a shame. Internet Marketing Blog

neo August 19, 2011 - 9:22 am

nice tips

personally before I hit the publish button i will preview it and read it as a “reader” – this way I can make sure I can fix all the error. I do that all the time

Blogging Tips August 19, 2011 - 10:03 am

proofreading methods will eventually find the ones that work best

Barry Wheeler August 20, 2011 - 9:18 am

Most people forget to proofread their articles.

I know I’m not the best at this, but my wife is! I ask her to have a look, she reads, makes suggestions and usually before I hit post, she’s over my shoulder watching me!

Thanks for sharing!

Internet Marketing Enlightenment August 20, 2011 - 2:01 pm

So many people nowadays don’t proofread their stuff at all which is why a majority of articles out there read like foreign written PLR stuff.

rakesh kumar August 21, 2011 - 11:18 am

Proofreading is one of the most ignored part of blogging. if a blogger forget to proof read his/her article. then the dent made by such article is his/her. If a blogger can not even write a proper article, how he can advise others.

Shane @ Legal Resources August 26, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Great tips for us.. honestly I’m an SEO for almost 3 years but I’m not that effective in writing. I still need to learn more on writing.

Editing Services September 5, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Categorizing your errors is a really good idea. I always think of it as having a road map for proofreading; you go from one set of things to check for to the next, with purpose and conviction for eliminating errors.

Vijay September 6, 2011 - 9:52 am

Pretty Impressive. I agree to the point on not relying on Spell Checker, however using it is always a good idea 🙂

Dale Green September 13, 2011 - 9:56 pm

Proofread is very important.Detail is the key of the success.People always careless.Thanks for tips.

Proofreading November 25, 2011 - 5:38 am

Great article and some really useful tips. Another technique that I find really helps is to enlarge the text on the screen to 200% +. Seeing the written words in large format can make it much easier to spot mistakes.


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