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

found a typo.

 

I was giving a client newsletter one last read before sending.

And even though I had written it and reread it at least a dozen times since, I didn’t catch a small word that was in the wrong tense.

But, because I always do a final proof out loud, and even though I hadn’t seen it (and both spellcheck and grammar check missed it) I heard it, and it caught my attention.

When you proofread out loud, you involve another sense in the process. (Hmm… maybe I should try tasting what I write too?)