These tips can be used for both proofreading and editing.
Take some distance from the text!
Editing or proofreading a paper you just wrote is difficult. It’s too familiar and you often overlook a lot. Set aside the paper for a few hours or days. Go for a run Fake Proof of address. Go to the beach. Get rid of all the things you have written and take a look at the paper again to see the real content. You can even give the paper to someone you know. A person who is just starting to read the paper will be able to see it clearly.
Choose the best medium to proofread your work.
Some people prefer to work at the computer while others prefer to read a printed copy which they can mark up and use as a reference.
Change the appearance of your document
You can trick your brain to think you are reading an unfamiliar document by changing the font size, spacing, color or style. This can give you a new perspective and help you see things from a different angle.
You will need a quiet space to work.
Do not proofread in front of the TV, or on the treadmill. You need to find a place that allows you to focus and is free from distractions Fake Proof of address.
Editing and proofreading should be done in short bursts if possible.
If you attempt to proofread the whole text at once, your concentration might start to drop.
You may want to prioritise if you are short on time.
You must complete all editing and proofreading tasks.