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catching typos lurking in the prose

This is a lovely resource for proofreaders: even if you’re well-versed in all of these, it’s nice to have a list to prompt your eyes to see what your brain will overlook. 

I know the difference between too, to and two – but my typing fingers (and autocorrect) sometimes get it wrong. When it’s time to proof a page, my educated brain’s not the best ally because I already “know” what I meant to say. It’s easy to graze right on by a mistake that spell check won’t alert me to – or too – or two!

Lists like this give me a new way to comb through the manuscript. Pluck a word, search the doc for every instance of it, then correct objectively as needed. Efficiency! Yes, please. -Laurie