Article Marketing – Proofreading Your Articles

This post was written by Internet Marketing John on July 12, 2009
Posted Under: Article Marketing Information

The most important thing you can do for yourself in article marketing, is to take time proofreading your articles.

Everything your author that can be read by someone either online or in print, tells people who you are and what you are about.

Proofreading your articles, will hopefully eliminate the posting of a sloppily written document.

Everyone makes errors in their writing; whether it be grammatical or spelling.

Lord knows, we all can’t spell perfectly all of the time! That’s the reason we have spell checkers in our word processors!

The point is, even with spell checking available, some articles look like they were written by an illiterate.  The author simply did not take the time to use what was available to them.

Here are some article marketing tips you can use for proofreading your articles, and making them appear more professional to your readers.

1 – Before proofreading your articles, take a breather and wait at least a day before taking a second look at the document.

When you’re in a hurry to write an article, as we all are on occasion, we lose objectivity, and tend to completely overlook simple errors.

The longer you can wait to proofread your articles, the more likely you will be able to spot your errors.

2 – As you write your article, and as you are proofreading your article, read it aloud.

This may sound idiotic, but it works.  Grammatical errors in particular can be picked out much better when you proofread your article slowly, and out loud.

Reading aloud forces you to hear improper sentence construction, and also easily identify written sequential number errors.

3 – Proofread your article in a quiet environment, with no distractions.

It’s amazing how much better your documents can be written, and proofread, when there are no distractions.

It’s hard to proofread and concentrate when the dog is in the room trying to play with his favorite toy, or when the TV is running in the background.

This sounds like a no brainer, but many of us neglect this fundamental aspect of article marketing.

4 – When proofreading your articles, do it with someone else.

Having a friend with you while proofreading aloud, can detect grammatical errors you alone would probably miss or disregard.  An objective assistant can be invaluable in error detection.

5 – Use a straight edge or highlighter.

Proofreading your articles is easier when using a straight edge, if you are writing on paper, or highlighting each line, when you are using your computer.  This procedure works great with numbers and catching missed lines in your article.

6 – White line your draft document.

Your initial document will be easier to proofread for errors if you double space it.  This is also good advise for finished articles.  It’s easier to read an article, and easier to proofread when a lot of “white” is showing in your document.

Remember that everything you author,  is a reflection on you personally; sloppily written articles can screw up your credibility and severely affect your article marketing efforts.

We hope these basic article marketing tips will help you in proofreading your articles, and making you a better internet marketer.

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