Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Who Doesn't Like Proofreading?

So I've been writing some little articles to post on, a website which hosts all sorts of content on all sorts of topics. The site gets good traffic, so it's a way to share my work and hopefully encourage people to check out other projects of mine online (like this blog or my Etsy shop, etc).

I've written four articles so far. With the first three, I haven't received any feedback beyond a Facebook "like" or two. Now with the fourth article, I've received two emails in one night from people I've never met, and both of the people are telling me how helpful the article is. Go figure.

It's an article about five strategies for proofreading your own work, based on ideas I've suggested to students (and probably most--if not all--of these ideas were suggested to me at one time or another by other writing teachers). I do think the strategies are useful, so maybe I've provided a public service to the writers of the world by pulling the five strategies all together into one article?

You never know what you're going to write that will interest people; I always hope my poems catch people's attention, but maybe it's my thoughts on proofreading that speak to readers... Ah well.

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