jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

Proofreading my blog posts

You may have noticed in this morning's second post, I misspelled the word 'lawyer' in the heading (I typed the letters 'w' and 'y' the wrong way round).

How dumb!

Despite having the benefit of a spell check on Google docs and now using Grammarly, I don't like the fact I'm still allowing typos to appear. To my mind, it's inexcusable.

I know I need to spend more time checking my work, and not be in such a hurry to publish something. Unfortunately, just reading something through twice or three times is not always enough. I find that I've got to step away completely from what I've written and read it afresh several hours later to spot all the gremlins.

I know some bloggers don't like to be pulled up on their writing, but I'm all in favour of people spotting the obvious gaffes.

At the end of the day, and despite the more relaxed nature of blogging, I don't want to be someone who's happy to let these things go on the slip of a publish button.

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