If I’ve learned one thing from years of writing online content – it’s that proofreading is essential.
Quite honestly, it’s the difference between looking like someone having a stab at writing, and someone who is a fluent, professional writer.
I’m sure you know what I mean.
You’ve no doubt started to read a blog or webpage before quickly discovering a trail of grammar and formatting errors. If you’re like most readers, you’ll find this hugely off-putting. In fact, you’ll probably just click away and search for alternative content.
Of course, it’s not just about grammar and formatting. Your content needs to be emotive, punchy and gripping. (Readers must want to read on!)
To help ensure my content is the best it can be, I’ve made it a habit to always run through a checklist before hitting the publish button.
I want to share this personal checklist with you now.
Naturally, not every item in the checklist will be relevant to your content – but I’m sure most items will be.
So, whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, use this checklist to make sure that your content is ready to dazzle your readers.
PS. If you need more information on any of the items in the checklist, please drop me a line and I’ll be happy to help.