3 WAYS TO REDUCE MISTAKES IN YOUR WRITING
Errors are inevitable when you’re creating content on a regular basis. I know there have been many times I’ve posted something with a spelling or grammatical mistake. It’s life! However, there are ways to reduce the number of errors in your written content. Here are 3 of my favourite ways:
Ask a Friend
If you have someone in your life who you trust, ask them to read your blog post or your scheduled posts on Instagram, it can be really useful. A fresh pair of eyes can see things you might miss. The key is to ensure they are not giving you an opinion on your content (unless you ask them to) so be careful who you decide to ask.
Grammarly is my favourite online tool for checking your spelling and grammar. You can use the free version to copy and paste your writing into their website, it will then let you know which words you might want to change. They also have an extension for your Chrome browser which will check your writing as you go. It’s really useful.
Read Out Loud
It might not always be possible but if you’re home alone, read your writing out loud. It’s a great way to pick up any small errors or clunky sentences which you might be able to improve on. I’d recommend writing your content, taking a break and then coming back to read it. This way you are looking at it from a fresh perspective.
It is possible to utilise all 3 of these to ensure you limit any errors but one or two can make a huge difference and help with the confidence of your writing skills and what you are putting out online. Afterall, you want to share your best work online.
Caroline Towers is a blogger, blogging educator & multi-passionate business owner. She is the founder of The Content Edit. In her spare time she loves to travel, go to the movies, watch sport & drink prosecco!
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