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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.