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Tips on how to improve writing and catch typos?

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1) Type it, walk away (take a break), review with fresh eyes.
2) Ask someone else to review it. Preferably someone unfamiliar with it.
3) Spell check a million times

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Elevate application

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Elements of Style. Print document and read with a pen

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I have a colleague that has a 1 min send delay on outlook. I guess that would help with the "I do my best proofreading after I hit send" feeling

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F7

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Removing passive sentences leads to the largest writing quality gains

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For basic proofing/catching typos, read the copy backward. Old trick of professional proofreaders.

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Read a lot, especially in the category you are working on to get a feel for how the pros do it.

Then write a lot. Learn what your biggest mistakes are and rewrite to improve them.

I'm above average - but it's getting it to that next level is the challenge.

I also read out loud/whisper to myself. Always try to make your sentences as concise as possible.

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