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How To Build Super Heroic Proofreading Skills

  Proofreaders defend against errors that could cost content creators (and colleagues) their credibility.  They protect the integrity of the work and are the unsung heroes of the publishing process. Editor's Work Proofreaders do not simply read and wait for errors to jump out at them. They take an active role in reviewing material, assuming that all content is guilty until proven error-free. Herein lies the secret to great proofreading. Proofreaders find the most errors— shhhh —when they  look for them . Of course, it helps to know where to look and which types of inconsistencies you’re searching for. Mistakes can lurk anywhere, including headlines, captions, and graphics. Errors may be unrelated to spelling or grammar, cleverly camouflaged as an improperly placed photo, an incorrect page reference, or a broken web link. Proofreaders should ensure they check for some of the following flaws when reviewing print or digital publications: Hire a proven copywriter here! Missing or missp

"Filler" Words You Should Delete From Sentences In 2021

  Whether you call them “deadwood,” “filler,” “fluff” or “clutter,” they’re the junk you almost never need in a sentence. These “couch potato words” occupy space, trip tongues and take readers down a long, winding path when a short, straight one would do. Useless 'fillers' getting trashed Whenever you edit copy, feel free to discard these bits of grammatical gunk and literary lint. 1. Different Writers often use “different” to indicate variety, but it’s not always necessary. Consider these examples: We have many different types of soup. → We have many types of soup. Each waiter serves a different segment of the restaurant. → Each waiter serves a segment of the restaurant. You have several different options for dinner. → You have options for dinner. In the sentences above, “types,” “segment” and “options” each implies difference, which makes “different” unnecessary. Removing “different” tightens up each sentence, and it prevents redundancy. 2. That “That” rolls off the tongue wh