16th October 2019


What does it mean to proof a document?

Careful reading (and rereading) of a (yet to be finally-printed) document, to detect any errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar. Every author knows that (despite the spelling checking abilities of modern word processors) a human proof reader is indispensable. Also called proofing.

Similarly one may ask, how do you proofread a Word document?

Follow these steps:
  1. Click the Office button, and then click the Word Options button.
  2. Click Proofing.
  3. Under When Correcting Spelling And Grammar In Word, click the AutoCorrect Options
  4. Under the AutoCorrect tab, clear the Automatically Use Suggestions From The Spelling Checker check box.

When should you proofread?

Before You Proofread
  1. Be sure you've revised the larger aspects of your text.
  2. Set your text aside for a while (15 minutes, a day, a week) between writing and proofing.
  3. Eliminate unnecessary words before looking for mistakes.
  4. Know what to look for.

How proofreading is done?

Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process, focusing on surface errors such as misspellings and mistakes in grammar and punctuation. You should proofread only after you have finished all of your other editing revisions.
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