Adam DuVander on Proofreading
"Do a final proofread when something is closest to its final form."
The way you proofread might change based on the circumstances. That's how developer marketer Adam Duvander proofreads his work. Things he's writing for himself get a quick read-over; things for clients get a much closer review from the …
Rochi Zalani on Proofreading
"Leave comments for yourself while writing the draft and address them while editing."
When you're working as a team of one, proofreading is even more crucial as you may be the only one who can catch your flaws before publication. As a freelance writer with bylines in Zapier 's blog, Business Insider, Fast Company, and more, …
Melanie Pinola on Proofreading
"Read the piece from someone else's point of view."
Over countless Google Docs comments and Slack conversations, Melanie Pinola shaped my writing and that of numbers other Zapier team members and freelancers over the years our tenure overlapped. She’s the editor who got me here. Perhaps of …
The Next Web's Abhimanyu Ghoshal on Proofreading
"Move the text, change the font and font size, and have a go at it."
You start out doing something, and if you're good at it, very often you find yourself managing others doing that thing. So it goes so often for writers, where writing on the beat leads to editing other writers in the future. For The Next …
Adobe's Andy Welfle on Proofreading
"Nothing beats going through pages on a clipboard with red ink."
Microcopy comes in many forms. For Andy Welfle, who co-wrote the book on UX writing with Michael Metts , it might come in the form of the writing inside Adobe 's software in his day job. Or, it might come in paperback form, in the zines he …
Michael Metts on Proofreading
"Sometimes the stuff you care most about is the hardest."
Sometimes the smallest words are the hardest to get right. That's Michael Metts ' focus in Writing is Designing , the book on UX writing he co-authored with Andy Welfle . Whether writing small bits of copy for interfaces, or working on …
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