Advanced reviewers: Do you proofread everything before publishing your work?

Rossie Rossie
When reading new reviews, I found many of them have the Pros and Cons List all jumbled together; do you proofread your reviews before publishing to make sure everything's in order?
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I always carefully proofread my reviews.
36
I just do a quick once-over.
10
I do not proofread my reviews before publishing.
Sometimes I forgot to proofread my reviews.
2
If necessary, I will fix errors in my newly published reviews.
6
Other...
Total votes: 54 (44 voters)
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SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I proofread very carefully, though I'm still low enough in rank that everything goes through an editor, anyway.
08/29/2012
dirtythoughts:) dirtythoughts:)
I proofread my reviews before publishing like 12 times
08/29/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I always write it in a word document that catches most mistakes, but I do a once-over anyways. Every now and again something will slip through or I'll forget to re-re-read it, though!
08/29/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Yes - I reread each section and almost always catch errors or correct clumsy speech.
08/29/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
After I add everything to each box I read each section over again to make sure. Although, that doesn't mean I got everything! Usually I do but not always.
08/29/2012
chikisses chikisses
I proofread but I'm not perfect .
08/29/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I try and I do them all in a word doc first. Then I try to read them out loud.
08/29/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
i too use Word to proof read my reviews
08/29/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
Yep, I proofread, and also have a spell/grammar check built into my browser (AtD for Chrome).
08/29/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
When reading new reviews, I found many of them have the Pros and Cons List all jumbled together; do you proofread your reviews before publishing to make sure everything's in order?
I always proof read it. I don't think it should be skipped because of a level.
08/29/2012
js250 js250
Firefox has a spellcheck built in--love that!! It doesn't catch it all, and neither do I. I do proof about 2-3 times prior to submitting.
08/29/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I use a word processor to check for spelling/grammer and then save the review and look it over there. Not sure why but I can see more mistakes there. I will usually open up the edit page in a second tab and fix things as I see them.
08/29/2012
Feisty Feisty
I proofread, but even then sometimes I will make minor mistakes.
08/29/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Feisty
I proofread, but even then sometimes I will make minor mistakes.
It's normal to have minor mistakes, fix them like ToyTimeTim and a lot of other reviewers do, then it's all good!
08/29/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Yes, several times, but then I go back and read it again a while later after it's published, as some tiny mistakes are easy to overlook when you're too familiar with the piece. I usually end up finding a couple of minor things to change again.
08/29/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't proofread my finished reviews very often. I always proofread as I write. If I am working on a paragraph and I don't like how it looks, I go back and rewrite it before moving on. I type my reviews up in Microsoft Word and them copy/paste the review onto EF or my blog.
08/29/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
Always always always.
08/29/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
I always proofread to be sure I'm clear of mistakes, especially now that my reviews aren't filtered through an editor it's especially important. But I never wanted an editor to have to clean much up in my reviews anyway, I'm pretty tough on myself.
08/29/2012
Beck Beck
I proofread some, but I am really bad about proof reading my own work. After so long it all looks the same.
08/29/2012
indiglo indiglo
I write mine in Microsoft Word, and I proof read them a few times. I also have my man look them over after I've proof read them, and he'll sometimes find things I missed. (Sometimes it's hard to see your own errors.) Once it's as pristine as we can get it, then I copy/past it into Eden and publish.

Sometimes, I'll still see something that squeaked by, so then I'll edit the newly published review to fix it.
08/29/2012
Kitka Kitka
I proofread my reviews carefully and if I happen to see a mistake later on I'll go back and fix it.
08/29/2012
Apirka Apirka
I proofread my own reviews several times. While I'm typing, right after, again before I save and publish, then once again after it's been published to make sure I didn't miss anything.
08/29/2012
Taylor Taylor
I proofread them, but I often times will find a mistake after I publish them anyway even though I've looked over it. So I often go back and change parts of the review.
08/29/2012
ghent529 ghent529
I always proof read but sometimes I forget. I'm human
08/29/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I always proof read but sometimes I miss things.
08/29/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I proofread before publishing, but an immediate reread is bound to miss something, since the brain knows what the sentence is supposed to say already, so I'll usually reread my published reviews after a day or two just in case.
08/29/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I use a word processor to check for spelling/grammer and then save the review and look it over there. Not sure why but I can see more mistakes there. I will usually open up the edit page in a second tab and fix things as I see them.
Most of the experienced reviewers are willing to edit their work 'after' the new reviews have been published - go in and fix errors and/or add additional information - wonder whether the less-experienced reviewers know they're allowed to do that? A lot of times people will leave comments telling the reviewers to add more information to the reviews, but those reviewers never follow the readers advice, is it because they don't know they can go back to edit it, or they don't want to bother? Maybe I should start another thread to talk about this!
08/29/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I usually save mine as a draft then view it an then open an edit tab so I can go in a correct it.
08/29/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
I always carefully proofread my reviews.
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