You may have just written a great piece of content and are ready to share it with the world, but if it hasn’t been proofread, stop the presses! Proofreading is essential for all written communications in a professional context, though non-professionals should also incorporate it into their writing regimen.
Writing for The Muse, Lily Herman explains that proofreading is more than just giving your content a quick and final read-through, or just finding errors. “It’s about making sure all of your ducks are in a row and that the tiny things match up,” she says.
When done right, proofreading reviews – and in many cases enhances – the coherence, clarity, consistency and effectiveness of your written content.
In carrying out this essential editorial task, Herman says that you should always review these 8 writing elements:
- Basic Spelling and Grammar
- Proper Nouns
- Verb Tenses
- Sentence Structure
- Overall Flow
Find out more in Herman’s full article.