Does Your Blog Need Editing and Proofreading?

Does Your Blog Need Editing and Proofreading?

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  1. I always use Grammarly Chrome extension for Spelling, Grammar, and other Grammatical errors. I write lengthy posts that need a lot of editing. I do all the editing work myself and also add fresh content to the post every month. This process also improved my ranking in search.

  2. Hello Stefanie,

    Thanks for this informative and detailed post. Proofreading is really a big concern for me few months ago. But I started practicing regularly and write articles on daily basis. I also use tools like Grammarly for proofreading my articles.

  3. My editor works wonders for my content. He makes sure we keep a “unified voice” through all our brand and transforms my ramblings into something effective.

    If you can afford it, an editor is a wonderful weapon to have at your disposal 🙂

  4. Excellent article! I’d also recommend using tools like Hotjar to see how your readers interact with the content. Sometimes they even spot mistakes or linger on some badly worded expressions which you’ll know you have to correct.

  5. I also use grammarly chrome extension for spelling, grammar etc and it’s been working pretty well. Recently, I have been focused on lengthy content, which then requires more editing time and I am forcing myself not to rush to publish but take the time to edit and get it right the first time.

  6. Good article, I use Grammarly too. But I also like to get my work in front of someone elses eyes. Their perspective can help you see things in your writing that are easily missed.

  7. Awesome post Stefanie! I really like how you stress that proofreading is different for every blog. Depending on your audience, you might want to include some minor mistakes in your writing.

    Personally, I use Grammarly but I also like to get my articles in front of people I know who are good at proofreading (having a sister who’s an English major helps A LOT) so they can notice any mistakes I have made 🙂

  8. While I prefer content to be well articulated, clear, concise and error-free, I am human and understand that errors do happen. So no discredit given unless the material is utterly published without consideration. All credibility flies out the window at that point.

    The one thing I don’t like about another person proofreading is that content can often be rearranged which may disrupt the big picture or flow of the article, especially if that person isn’t completely in tune with the tone you’re going for.

    Focusing in to close on an article and doing micro editing on a paragraph basis I find can in indirectly cause for a choppy or repetitive read. Got to keep an eye on the big picture and watch paragraph transitions as well as previously stated topics! No one likes a broken record.

    Reference to Grammarly, I have fallen in love with the quickness and convenience. Highly recommended!

    I also use my double click feature on my MacBook, which will pop up a quick definition. Or pop over to a Google search and get some alternative verbiage from the definition I find there. Repeating words to many time in a single piece is a pet-peeve.

  9. This is solid useful information! I have edited books for many years before starting my blog recently. These same rules apply to both online and offline content. Defining both purpose and audience are so very useful!

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is a great article. Initially, I had all of my posts read by an editor. I am putting out 2-3 posts per week so it became expensive. As I grow, I will look into hiring someone full time.

  11. We’re a husband/wife blogging team so we always read each other’s posts. Works well. We also let a post stand for a few days and give it one last read. It can sound different not having it fresh in your mind. We are also big advocates of Grammarly.

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