| Dont rely on your
computer spellchecker. It can help, but it
wont catch many common errors.
|Proof from the paper, not the computer screen.|
|Read out loud, it will help you catch missing words and incorrect sentence structure.|
|If youre the writer, proof yourself but also plan to have a second proofreader. Its hard to catch your own mistakes.|
| Some people like to
proof backwards. (This can be particularly
helpful if you are proofing copy that doesnt particularly
| Buy yourself a good
stylebook and keep it in your desk drawer.
I recommend the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.