Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

almost made a mistake.

Believe me, I’m as surprised as you are. But it happens.

I was about to send a client a preview of a newsletter I had written.

It had the word “basis” when I meant to write “basics.”

Spellchecker missed it. Grammar-checker missed it.

But, since I always proofread out loud, and even though my eyes missed it, when I heard myself say the wrong word, I caught it.

Not only does reading out loud help ensure you sound like a human, it catches these little errors that might otherwise slip bye.*

*Okay, it’s not perfect.