Proof-reading (aka check your spelling!)

Proof read!

Photo taken at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 2011.

Part of the website (blog, print materials etc) quality assurance and testing process should be a thorough proof-read of your pages whenever you publish them.

It’s so easy to read your material once, see no errors and then hit the publish button. But, what your eye sees isn’t always what’s on the page! And, spell check (or worse, auto correct) can sometimes change words that are miss-spelled into something else altogether!

I’ve seen websites by designers and other professionals with some very obvious spelling errors. This ain’t good, especially when you’re selling websites etc, that rely on words! You know … “your” instead of  “you’re” or “there” instead of “their” or “they’re”.

I guess what I’m saying here is always get someone else to proof-read your words, and it should be someone who isn’t actively involved and can give you an impartial view! My daughter , who is continually commenting about the bad spelling and grammar she encounters on Facebook, proof reads for me. Who proof reads your work?

Here’s a few of the multitude of websites and blog posts about it:

And for something a bit more lighthearted, you could have a look at

Oh, and please, please, please, let me know if you spot any typos here!


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