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Chapter 2. Proofreading for Accuracy > Proofreading for Usage Errors

Proofreading for Usage Errors

“Upgrading your communications skills is the surest way to open the door to a job or to jumpstart a stalled career.”

—Harvey B.Mackay, author

A major challenge of the English language is that many words sound alike but have different meanings or spellings. To be an expert proofreader, you need to be able to distinguish between words that sound alike or are spelled similarly, so that you will be able to detect and correct errors in their usage.


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