Studies seem to show that students do better on tests when...get this...the font is hard to read. It slows down the brain's processing, giving you time to really think instead of simply jumping to the easiest conclusion.
So, the brilliant proofreading tip: when you're ready to do that final proof, change the font on your document to something unusual and hard to read. You'll find more errors.
Just don't forget to change it back.
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Melinda Brasher currently teaches English as a second language in the beautiful Czech Republic. She loves the sound of glaciers calving and the smell of old books. Her travel articles and short fiction appear in Go Nomad, International Living, Electric Spec, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and others. For an e-book collection of some of her favorite published pieces, check out Leaving Home. For something a little more medieval, read her YA fantasy novel, Far-Knowing. Visit her online at http://www.melindabrasher.com.