WARNING: Edit at Your Own Risk
Never ever, ever, ever…ever…proofread or edit you’re own riting. Yo’ll be sory.
Seriously. If you’re the writer, you’re too close to the work. Your brain automatically “corrects” any errors, so they get overlooked. Then, when the erroneous work goes out, you come across as unprofessional and unedumicated.
Have someone else proofread and edit your work, preferably someone who can provide an outside perspective. Again, you and your co-workers are too close to the subject. Going from Point A to Point C may be clear to you, but not to your audience. An outside editor makes sure you hit Point B.
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