Proofreading?

I just finished reading two completely different articles from two vastly different websites. One of those, I can go from reading an article about a video game to something more politically based without batting an eye. Both had spelling and grammatical errors in them. What happened to proofreading or at least an editor reading over the piece before it is published?

Neither one was a lengthy article. I finished each one in under a minute even with a pause at each error. Longer works, heaven only knows how often I’ve read and reread the same parts of my book and still missed them because my brain fixes it automatically. Still try to find them though.

I just find it hard to take articles seriously that have blatant errors like the ones in the articles I read. It was the same reason I stopped reading The Legend of Drizzt series I forget how many books in. After a while, the errors just drove me mad.

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2 responses to “Proofreading?

  1. Hehe, I think this is one of those cases where ignorance is bliss. It’s painful for the knowledgeable people, though.

    I think that’s one of the benefits of audiobooks (you don’t hear the misspelling or inappropriate apostrophes). I like to proof some of my stuff with text-to-speech, because then you can hear when you used an h instead of an n, or skip a word that the eye glosses over, or used a full stop instead of a comma. Granted, I don’t proof my blog posts like that, but I do typically read them more than once before hitting publish. 😀

    • See, you read it before hitting the big publish button.

      I should do that with my book after I finish the next round of edits. I’ve been working on a short story that is not staying short. Also been panicking about the self-publish vs traditional publish debate I keep getting back to. The “wondering if I’m making the right decision” worry. And what I need to do to set up to self-publish, etc, etc, etc.

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