*Writing Tip #7: “Proofreading!”…Yes, It Matters.~Maxwanette A Poetess

I don’t know where to begin, but I am sure we can all relate “Proofreading!”…Yes, it matters. As a Poet, what is being said, how it is being said, read and interpreted is imperative to poetic expression. Punctuation and grammar set the tones of the words, as well as stress the intended meanings. 

The worst thing is to read a wonderful poem, novel and or article and it’s laced with grammatical errors. 

For me, it takes away from the piece. It has happened to me on occasion, but I try my best to stay on top of it. Because face it, there are a few things that Spell Check misses, doesn’t recognize or will constantly f$&k-up, lol! So, I take the time to proofread quite often. But at times, an error or typo will make it’s way to public viewing. I have edited and or corrected a few posts at times. But as we know, that option isn’t always available. 

After proofreading, I take a 5-minute break, then look at it again. Because when writing and reading consistently, your vision can play tricks on you. It is best to take a pause then return with fresher eyes. 

Happy Proofreading!!!

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

~Maxwanette A Poetess

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