For the past couple of days I've been proofing. But proofing isn't enough for me. I need to recognize the patterns so I can reduce my error rate. Here are the culprits:
- Changing sentence structure. Wow, do I need to reread carefully unless I want surplus "that" "and" "so" thrown around.
- Using multiple word processors. Enough said.
- Formatting manually. This results in me losing my periods which is always an eye opener. Sentences at the end of a paragraph are particularly vulnerable.
I have also been on the phone to the IRS trying to set up potential sales in the States. I'm thinking I will have to do this during my vacation. Or by fax instead. Sigh. It's a lot of work.
Erin has agreed to read a proof which warms my heart. :)