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Cheat Sheet: How to proofread your own work

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How to proofread your own work

Here are 10 easy ways to proofread your own work.

These are:

  1. Wait a few days before proofreading your work.
  2. Avoid distractions.
  3. Read your work out loud to someone.
  4. Double check spellings of academic, scientific and technical terms.
  5. Proofread all parts of your work.
  6. Print out a hard copy of your work.
  7. Check your work for overused words.
  8. Proofread small chunks of text at a time.
  9. Use a spell checker.
  10. Proofread your work slowly.

Ms Lyle has recently proofread the final manuscript of my doctoral thesis. Her work was not only meticulous but also highly professional. I am glad to recommend her as a reliable option for anyone in need of a good finishing touch.

Dr Horacio Gonzalez-Velez, Robert Gordon University

Ms Lyle has recently proofread the final manuscript of my doctoral thesis. Her work was not only meticulous but also highly professional. I am glad to recommend her as a reliable option for anyone in need of a good finishing touch.

Dr Horacio Gonzalez-Velez, Robert Gordon University

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