Dear readers and members of the WordPress community, I need your help.
Let me explain. As of late, a friend has been pointing out the numerous typos and errors that I have been making while writing these posts. Sometimes I am informed early enough that few readers are affected. However, sometimes, I cannot get back to the post to correct the horrible mistakes early enough and my readers are exposed to my brutal butchery of the English language.
I don’t know whether I am making more mistakes lately, or if my friend is getting better at spotting my mistakes. Neither answer will leave me particularly satisfied, so let’s shelve it for a moment.
Being aware that my work has come under increased scrutiny, and genuinely wanting to be better, I tried hard to do a better job on the second most recent post. Instead of hitting “publish” quickly after I finished the last post, I let it “rest” for an hour before I went back over it. I thought that this would be similar to “fresh eyes” on the task, or at least a more thorough look. I had hoped this would do the trick. I hoped I would be able to look at the words as an objective reader. Sadly, the result was not any better and I had to go back and fix my typos after it had already been published.
So, I am asking you your secret. How do you avoid making mistakes with your writing? How do you edit your work? Is there a way for you to look at your work as if it wasn’t your work? Any tips or tricks, any helpful advice would be appreciated.
I’ve looked over this work, but I suspect my readers will find mistakes that I have made.