Proofreading requires time and effort and skill, and it’s not something you can effectively do last thing at night, or on the way to a meeting. Here are examples of the 3 most common errors I come across as a proofreader. Check for them in your next piece of writing. Once you know what you’re looking for, you’re more likely to find it.
The above image shows part of a letter from my bank. Something in it caught my eye immediately: straight away was written as two words. It didn’t look right to me. I’ve always written straightaway as one word. One word or two? If you’re wondering which is right and which is wrong, this tip is for you.