- Don’t rely on word processors. They’ll not flag the incorrect words.
- Don't trust grammar checkers. They're notoriously incapable of interpreting complex sentences, often returning grossly incorrect advice.
- Don’t let your friend or an inexperienced person proofread your text.
- Don’t try to do it yourself as well. You can’t catch your own mistakes; it’s a human nature.
Proofreading mistakes can damage the credibility of your documents.
Spelling errors are most frequent and distract your readers.
Transposition errors are letters, numbers, punctuation marks, words or even sentences keyed out of order.
Added copy errors:
Another deadly, yet widespread, error is adding extra letter, space, number, or punctuation mark.
Omitted copy errors:
These errors occur whenever you left out a space, character or word.
Striking a wrong key results in misstroke. Misstroke are easy to overlook in long words.
Mechanical errors include transposition, capitalization, spacing, punctuation marks, and spelling errors.