Yesterday, I shared with you a post about checking your writing for flabby words and phrases.
Today, I have one about typos. Why is it so hard to catch those pesky typos in your own work?
How many times have you written something, proofed it, and sent it out, only to find it had misspelled or misused words in it.
It isn’t that you don’t know your spelling and grammar. There is something else going on in your brain.
Want to know what the deal is?
Nick Stockton of Wired.com wrote What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos
I think you’ll find it fascinating.
Psychologist Tom Stafford says:
The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart…
Does this change the way you look at typos? Does it give you some ideas of different ways to edit/proof your work?
Much Happiness and Success!