National Proofreading Day is March 8!
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as National Proofreading Day and it was started by Judy Beaver to honor her mother.
And while it may seem a bit odd that I highlight this day since I have been known to have my share of OOPS moments, proofreading your work is still important.
We all have those moments when a word is misspelled or omitted. We’ve used their when we meant to use they’re.
Our very kind friends will shoot us a text or email us to make us aware of these (never very nice to mention this in the comment section.)
But on occasion, I run across a post with so many misspelled words that they turn into a distraction.
If you try to dictate your posts via Siri or some other program, you truly do need to proofread your work.
Tools to help…
Marte Cliff - We have our own professional right here in ActiveRain. Thankfully, she shares posts with us to help us with common grammar errors.
Grammarly- you can add it to your toolbar or copy and paste your work into the Grammarly Editor. It corrects your spelling and common grammar mistakes.
Why is it important?
While I doubt you would lose a friend over a misspelled or misused word, you are leaving the reader with a certain impression.
Perhaps you don’t care.
Perhaps you don’t know.
Perhaps this is the quality of work someone could come to expect of you.
Do you have a particular pet peeve you see when it comes to a lack of proofreading?