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Whether you are writing a magazine article, a college article or an email to a client, getting your text free of errors is vital. That is where proofr

Whether you are writing a magazine article, a college article or an email to a client, getting your text free of errors is vital. That is where proofreading comes in. We have brought 5 tips and strategies to make your proofreading sessions more productive.

Editing or proofreading is a tougher job than putting up a write-up. Anything we write, with the utmost carefulness, there might be a few errors that might creep in. So, while you sit down to edit and to find the errors in them switch off everything in the background and give your most attention to it.

The major mistakes that one makes are switching between homonyms. It would be rather embarrassing to make small errors like these. Always confirm and cross-check spellings of words you are not very sure about.

Punctuation is often a very subjective matter, yet ripping off all punctuations can make the article or story less pleasing to the reader. Always, check for the comma  that might have been wrongly placed, or for the period, that is missing causing confusion.

Read the text backward and randomly, so that the mistakes do not get autocorrected in our brains. Random reading would help in finding mistakes or spelling errors that might go unnoticed.

A second verification always helps, although we would have corrected everything according to ourselves, there might be numerous errors that would have hidden behind while we skimmed through the piece a number of times. Asking a friend for help makes the piece better.

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