How many times do you proof read your review before publishing it?

spicywife spicywife
I proof read my review several times and then I always check it after I publish it too. What do you do?
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I don't, at all.
Alt , deceased , Kayla , Catan
4  (4%)
I proof read it once or twice.
Carrie Ann , Backseat Boohoo , Sammi , gone77 , Adriana Ravenlust , Alan & Michele , Victoria , tim1724 , Dragon , Angel deSanguine , Purple Foxglove , Red , Valyn , Jimbo Jones , Liz2 , Darling Dove , Luscious Lily , Miss Cinnamon , Mamastoys , LikeSunshineDust , imp , LiftedUp , Fun Lover , mibellasol , MuffysPinguLove , EffinSara , Snappy , MonaFry , ThoughtsofYou , LicentiouslyYours , Sleeping Dreamer , Kaijah , her.royal.redness , onezestygal , BlessedRaven , sophie2229 , xsapphirexangelx , Heartthrob , Kynky Kytty , Spicy Sunday , Alicia , softcoeur , Gunsmoke , Jul!a , Kinky Skier , NY Toyfan , bzzingbee , Blinker , Brandiewhy , twistedheartsx , Darling Jen , KrissyNovacaine , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , Lildrummrgurl7 , SydVicious , eri86 , No-nita , sunkissedJess
58  (54%)
I proof read it 3+ times just to make sure its right.
spicywife , NuMe , Rayne Millaray , Sir , ArmyWife Kira , PurpleDaze , Twist Shimmy , ~LaUr3n~ , Airen Wolf , Misfit Momma , buzzvibe , kck , Brian , LuLu Love , Annemarie , Splendwhore , solita , P'Gell , Miss B Haven , PassionQT , Anally Fixated , Viktor Vysheslav Malkin , deltalima , petite-n-sweet , Selective Sensualist , Trysexual , ImaGodiva , KissTheSkyBaby , TheHardOne
29  (27%)
I proof it and then let someone else proof read it too.
Juliettia , Rockin' , TinyTease , Pumpkin Lady , El-Jaro , Miss Jane , Gary , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , ~miss.heather~ , toxidlotus , fatesrelease , EndlessFrost , CountryPrincess , Strider , surreptitious , Wicked Wahine
16  (15%)
Total votes: 107
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Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme) Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
Not enough. I always spot errors after I publish it, which is inexcusable.
08/12/2009
spicywife spicywife
Quote:
Originally posted by Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
Not enough. I always spot errors after I publish it, which is inexcusable.
hehe

I always read my review really slowly at least once and I pay attention to just the words. That way, I can spot any grammar or spelling errors instead of focusing on the content of the review.
08/12/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Quote:
Originally posted by Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
Not enough. I always spot errors after I publish it, which is inexcusable.
Yep. I go over my reviews at least once, usually twice, but I always have to go back in and edit the post a bunch of times over the next week or so to get everything cleared out. I mistype numbers the most, so it looks like I can't make up my mind about how I'm rating this.
08/12/2009
Sammi Sammi
I have my husband read over them - he's good at spotting things I miss because I know what I want to say.
08/12/2009
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I have my husband read over them - he's good at spotting things I miss because I know what I want to say.
And, of course, I totally clicked on the wrong button in the poll
08/12/2009
spicywife spicywife
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
And, of course, I totally clicked on the wrong button in the poll
lol, that's okay Sammi.

It's hard to spot things sometimes because you know what you are wanting to say. That's why I read slowly and just pay attention to the words in order to check for mistakes.
08/12/2009
gone77 gone77
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I have my husband read over them - he's good at spotting things I miss because I know what I want to say.
That's actually a very good thing to do, Sammi. Writers are so close to their material that they can miss simple mistakes. That's why professional writers have editors.

I always make sure to proofread mine a couple times, but there's usually something I miss.
08/12/2009
Juliettia Juliettia
I proofread once or twice and sometimes ask someone else to read over them. They are usually good about letting me know if a sentence doesn't make sense or if I spelled something wrong.
08/12/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
For us it's usually twice-- Alan goes over it and then I do (or vice versa) and then we run a spellcheck.
08/12/2009
tim1724 tim1724
I usually go through it just once, but I really should try to make myself read through them at least twice, if not more times. I can definitely spot places where I'd reword things in all of my reviews.
08/12/2009
Alt Alt
Sometimes once if I have time.
Other than that, I don't usually do so.
08/12/2009
Dragon Dragon
Quote:
Originally posted by Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
Not enough. I always spot errors after I publish it, which is inexcusable.
Yeah. Me too. That's why I follow up and read again once it's live. Then I fix again!

You just never know what's happening with life when you actually write...
08/12/2009
spicywife spicywife
Quote:
Originally posted by Alt
Sometimes once if I have time.
Other than that, I don't usually do so.
Why not? You don't feel the need to check for spelling or grammar mistakes or?
08/12/2009
Alt Alt
Firefox does a pretty good job with its real-time spell checker.

If it is a larger post I usually just paste the text into Word2003 and it will perform a grammar and more strict spell checker.
If I am unsure the exact vowels and Word doesn't offer the correct suggestions, the Google usually does

My problem usually is typing other words than what I mean to say, and even if I read it, my mind will think I typed that word, but it was really one different letter, thus creating a different word, lol.
08/12/2009
spicywife spicywife
I use Firefox as well and the spell checker is great but I still like to proof my reviews for grammar mistakes and just check the content in general. But I love firefox!
08/12/2009
Alt Alt
I agree.
Firefox way better than any IE (IE6, IE7, and IE8).

On the subject of browsers:
Google chrome is another great browser, but more like a lighter weight version of Firefox.
Opera is the fastest of all browsers, but cannot be customized like Firefox, nor does it handle sites that are heavily based on Javascript (like EF) or flash.

Safari, is more of an "interesting" browser that is pretty quick, but having it not respond to mice that have back and forward buttons, is a deal breaker for me.


I hope eventually Firefox can be as fast as Opera, but it probably would require a complete code rewrite, and how it accesses its cached data.
08/12/2009
spicywife spicywife
Google chrome is good but it's really very simplistic. It loads way faster (on my ibm think pad) than Firefox but I still prefer Firefox. Once Firefox initially loads, I don't have any problems with it being slow.

We use both FireFox and Safari on our Mac and I like both. Firefox isn't slow on our Mac. We tried Opera but I wasn't a fan of it. Firefox and Safari are definitely our favorites. We mostly use Macs, but on my thinkpad I will definitely not use internet explorer. It's so slow!
08/12/2009
Red Red
How about "I clearly don't proofread enough, because I always see mistakes when I read my published reviews"

08/13/2009
Rockin' Rockin'
I read over my review a couple or three times, and at least once very slowly, trying not to read it as a review but just as sentences, to make sure I've chosen the write phrasing/tense/punctua tion. If my boy is around, I ask him to read my review, too. I think (as others have said) it's good to have another pair of eyes check it over.
08/13/2009
deceased deceased
I type so slowly! I only use two fingers when I type, so I'm pretty much reading it and proofing it at the same time. I'm horrible at the keyboard.
08/13/2009
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
I proofread everything I write (blog posts, fiction, reviews, etc.) about a hundred times. Before, during and after posting. I'm fanatical about things sounding just right. Probably to a fault.

And even with proofreading a hudred times, I still don't catch all my mistakes. It's sad, really.
08/13/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Rayne Millaray
I proofread everything I write (blog posts, fiction, reviews, etc.) about a hundred times. Before, during and after posting. I'm fanatical about things sounding just right. Probably to a fault.

And even with proofreading a hudred times, I ... More
A hudred.
08/13/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Rayne Millaray
I proofread everything I write (blog posts, fiction, reviews, etc.) about a hundred times. Before, during and after posting. I'm fanatical about things sounding just right. Probably to a fault.

And even with proofreading a hudred times, I ... More
08/13/2009
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
See??!? I told ya! Lol.
08/13/2009
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I shoulda just played it off like I did that on purpose as a joke. Then I'd be uber cool. Or something.
08/13/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Rayne Millaray
I shoulda just played it off like I did that on purpose as a joke. Then I'd be uber cool. Or something.
You can still save it--- just say you did it to see how observant we all were. That way you're still uber cool
08/20/2009
imp imp
Quote:
Originally posted by Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
Not enough. I always spot errors after I publish it, which is inexcusable.
I do and I still find silly little things afterwards that I go in and fix ... I tend to do this on the blog as well. I'm a ditz my brain works faster than my fingers type most days.
08/25/2009
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Quote:
Originally posted by imp
I do and I still find silly little things afterwards that I go in and fix ... I tend to do this on the blog as well. I'm a ditz my brain works faster than my fingers type most days.
Me too! We have too much in common. *nods*
08/25/2009
LiftedUp LiftedUp
While writing my reviews, I tend to focus extensively on my phrasing and verbiage, so I am constantly proofing what I've written. I probably re-read every sentence after I finish it, every paragraph after I complete it, the entire review before posting it, and once more after it's been posted.

Can any of you tell that I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist?! Haha.
08/25/2009
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