So many of us write articles, post blogs and put out newsletters today. This is something we’ve added to our list of things we have to do. Because they are additional they can suffer the consequence of not receiving the attention they deserve.
How many times do you post an article or a blog, or send your newsletter only to find that you’ve got misprints and typos in it? Ugh! You wish you could pull it back but it’s already out there!
One of the hardest things to do is proofreading your own work. You’ve said it and read it so many times that you aren’t seeing it as clearly as someone new to it. So, there’s the answer. Find someone with good grammar and spelling skills who will offer to read through your work before you send it out. Then make sure you give them plenty of time to read it.
A few years ago I was in an organization that put out a paper newsletter. The day before it was going to print I noticed some big typos. We got them fixed and I offered to proofread the newsletters pre-print. Unfortunately, they kept sending it to me the day they wanted to print it. This did not afford me the time to properly read through the 10 page newsletter.
Set yourself up for success by creating a system that works – on all sides.
So, are there any typos in this post? J