Catch More Writing Mistakes With This Underutilized Proofreading Trick

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Proofreading is simple.

That may seem like a sacrilegious statement coming from someone who spent years justifying that proofreading is a specialized skill to condescending critics.

But I want to show you a simple proofreading trick, so you are able to review your writing like a professional proofreader — even if you only have time to proofread your writing once.

This underutilized technique will help you spot and correct errors in your digital content that you’ve previously glossed over.

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7 Common Mistakes Writers Make When Pitching to Editors

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Do you have pet peeves about human interactions? What types of behavior absolutely drive you nuts?

You could hate when someone doesn’t say “thank you” when you hold a door open for him or become extremely irritated when someone chews gum too loudly.

Editors are humans with pet peeves, as well, so if you’d like an editor to review — and possibly publish — your writing, there are certain actions you should avoid.

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Why a Unique Selling Proposition Contradicts Everyday Life

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Once upon a time, there was a periodontist who attempted to state benefits instead of features, but he made a critical mistake …

Listen in to Editor-in-Chief to find out what it was — and how it affects your business.

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The Traffic Light Revision Technique for Meticulously Editing Your Own Writing

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As a Los Angeles native, I know a thing or two about sitting in traffic.

I’m talking about physically sitting in your car while stopped in traffic on the way to your destination — not the traffic you talk about when people visit your website.

But the two different types of traffic may not be as unrelated as you think.

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Don’t Quit Your Night Job

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Editing is evaluating choices you’ve already made to move forward intentionally.

If Person A and Person B both work with equal passion and effort to move their businesses forward, but Person A has gained financial stability from a self-directed, creative career and Person B has not, what does Person B lack?

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A Philosophy of Art for the Digital Age

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Today, being a “starving artist” is so passé …

You already know the Internet has the potential to put your creations in front of a much wider audience than you’d have at an art show at your local coffee shop.

But, this week, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman and photographer Bryan Formhals talk about the lesser-known benefits of living the life of an artist online that are essential to having a fulfilling creative career.

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