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30 March 2012

Wait to Proof Your Stuff

Proofreading your transcriptions of records and your research conclusions is always advised. Don't proofread right after you finished something. Let it sit for a day or so if possible and go back to it. You'll be surprised how many things you'll catch when the material is cold.

And that will help you with some of those research challenges that we sometimes create ourselves.


  1. It's amazing how the mistakes will "pop out" after waiting awhile to proof! Good advice!

  2. Sometimes they don't pop out at me. They scream at me and slap me in the face ;-)