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Mistakes spell check would miss, but a good editor will catch.

One of the most important things self-published authors can do is have their book edited by an experienced professional. Spell check does not count as editing despite what some first time authors may think. Let me just give you a few examples of mistakes in the following sentences that spell check would miss.

  1. I did not here the gate change for my flight; so I did not get there bags on the plane.
  2. Once I realized I needed to move myself foreword: I had the angel I needed to see what I needed to sea.
  3. He was so surprised. He looked like a dear in the headlights.

See if you can find them all and post your answers in the comment section.

In a few days, I will post the answers.

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5 thoughts on “Mistakes spell check would miss, but a good editor will catch.

  1. fastdave@comcast.net says:

    I used the editing service at XLibris and at I-Universe.. an independent writer, editor and author who also does a blog to 41 countries complimented me on the work done by I-Universe..

    Please send the Miami info as soon as possible. Dave M.

  2. English is my second language and it never ceases to amaze me how many mistakes I come across like the ones mentioned above. I think this is how it should be written:
    1.I did not hear the gate change for my flight; so I did not get their bags on the plane.
    2.Once I realized I needed to move myself forward: I had the angel I needed, to see what I needed to see.
    3.He was so surprised. He looked like a deer in the headlights.
    I hope I got them all ;)
    I can’t yet afford to get a professional editor, but have a dear friend who proofreads and corrects my blog stories before I publish. I hope that between the two of us we find most mistakes, but if you spot any, feel free to let me know! I am hoping to get enough feedback to my blog, so I can learn from my mistakes before I write my book in the future. http://happypollyesther.com/

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