This tutorial is a brief run through of some of the techniques you can use to edit and proofread your blog posts or articles. I have also included some of the most common punctuation and grammar mistakes that you should be aware of when checking your work.

Content includes:
  • Writing vs Editing
  • Editing for Content
  • Proofreading Techniques
  • 5 Common Punctuation/Grammar Mistakes
  • 5 More Common Punctuation/Grammar Mistakes
  • Summary

I have used British English spelling throughout.

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theranman Premium
Thanks for the training. This is your second training that I have read in the last two days. Great information.
BIS Premium
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Hope you find it useful.
bryonbrewer Premium
Bookmarked this, will definitely be popping back often! thanks!
BIS Premium
Thanks Dom!
Jamie Smith Premium
Thanks for your great blog, I see so many proofreading errors each day online.
BIS Premium
Thanks Jamie
Sherion Premium
Great! I am going to try a lot of these ideas.

One thing I was going to ask you is on this first page in the first line>>This tutorial is a brief run through of some of techniques use can use to edit and proofread your blog posts or articles. I am not understanding that line "techniques use can use"? Is it suppose to be "you can use". Just asking.

Thanks again.
BIS Premium
Ha - spotted the deliberate mistake. (No it wasn't really). Thanks for pointing it out
findingemo Premium
Beverley, another great training.

I haven't tried the "don't proofread while writing" method. Perhaps, that's why I struggle so much with finishing my pieces, they always seem to be a "work in progress" and I rarely feel confident that they are "done".

I know my grammar and punctuation could use some "refreshing" but, I haven't thought to look online for some reminders and tips. I foolishly rely on grammar, spell check and my memory (lol). I give them way to much "credit" and I am lazier about double checking my work. I assume they have caught all my mistakes.

I throughly enjoy your trainings and I think everyone should read them.

Thanks for sharing. :)
BIS Premium
Hi Patty
Thanks for the compliments. Glad you enjoyed it.

I think you have to get over the urge to edit and edit - otherwise you find yourself constantly rewriting. I'm rarely happy with what I've written - but the question I always ask myself is 'Is it good enough?' And 9 times out of 10 it is.

I too rely on my knowledge of grammar and punctuation. You'd be surprised how often I get it wrong! You don't have to be perfect, but you do need to know enough to ensure that people can understand what you say and that you don't change the meaning of what you're saying because of a mistake. It's worth giving yourself a refresher course now and again.