Entry 4: Proofing a story.
So I have sent in my contributions to the AwesomeDude Fools Call.
Then discovered I had sent a wrong file.
Replaced the file, then discovered several typos that evaded my detection during the numerous proofing sessions. Yikes!
If you want to find all the errors, typos, misdemeanors, and assorted illiteracies in you story, nothing is of more assistance than posting it where the rest of the world can see it.
Oh, the shame of it all.
A friend of mine says he proofs by reading his work backwards???
I find it helps if you have a sleep, then proof it by setting the viewing screen larger so the fonts seem larger.
The trouble with proofing is that as I am also the author I keep finding little embellishments or sub-subplots to add or alter.
So I guess the answer is to offer a prize to readers who pick up any faults or errors.
I think I will offer to sleep with anyone pointing out errors in my work; In my case that should stop any criticism at all.