Proofreading your own material

Subject: Proofreading your own material
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:52:05 -0500

Newly discovered (or rediscovered) proofing technique may be of aid to lone tech writers.

My wife has recently become a prolific contributer to a couple of amateur science blogs. She has noticed that in the heat of responding to idiots////// people with whom she disagrees she can make errors. The most difficult kind is typing one valid word where a different one was intended. Recently she wrote "leave" instead of "live".

She's found a proofreading technique that I'd never considered. She copies and pastes her material into LibreOffice and changes the font size! The bigger size is easier to read and moreover it now looks like something written by someone else!
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