Proof is in the Reading
you ever gone to a website and actually found spelling errors? I
have and it always amazes me! In this day and age of computer technology,
proofreading seems like it would be relatively simple to implement
Web pages are no exception! Website authorship means the responsibility
of making sure that the information is understandable, but also
that the punctuation, the grammar, and the spelling are correct.
You also want to make sure that all of the work is properly formatted
and that your information is accurate. This is all part of the proofing
process. There are several reasons why proofing your web page is
important. Please note that this is only from personal observation.
may come to your website and instinctively sense that you
many not be as authoritative because of errors in spelling
2. Readers who come to your site may find that it is not very
professionally done if they see errors that should have been
clearly apparent to you as the author before posting. Even
if these are not big errors, it sometimes lingers in the back
of the mind of the reader which also distracts them from the
subject matter that you want them to focus on.
3. Proofing also indicates the level of attention to detail
that you might have regarding your ideas or subject.
How can you make sure that your website is not hiding any
spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors? This is easier than
you might think, even if you aren't a spelling bee champion
or an English teacher!
A fresh pair of eyes can often
help find these errors. There have been several times that I
have enlisted someone else's aid in reading over my articles
and have been surprised at what is found! (This sometimes occurs
when I have been working long hours on a particular project).
Use spell check and grammar check regularly
are not infallible, however, they will bring things
to your attention that might be beneficial if changed.
2. After working on your content, walk away from
it for a short while and then return to look it over
later. You can always benefit from another look
at your work at a later time.
3. Have another individual read over the content
for you. It is easy to think a word or phrase is
correct and re-read it so many times only to miss an
So, if you are one of those people who likes to see the perfection
of your website and know that others will expect it of you also,
try these simple tips to create a more professional web page!
You will never be sorry that you double-checked your work or
tried to improve on the content of your web page.
Contributing Author: Diego Norte is the creator
of MuVar, the world's most effective multivariate testing solution.
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