Looking for Input for a New IMPACT + Lesson on Editing and Proofing Content

Posted January 6, 2022 in
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Hey Content Managers,
I'm working on a new lesson for IMPACT + and I would love some input from you all.
The lesson will be about how to proofread and edit blog content before publishing.

I want to hear some of your tips and suggestions for a smooth process that helps your content go from the messy first draft to the polished, educational gem that wows your audience.
Here are a few questions I have:
  1. What does your process look like between your first and final draft?
  2. How many sets of eyes typically review your content before it’s finalized?
  3. What is your biggest challenge in the editing and proofreading stage?
  4. What is one hack you can share that will make others’ lives easier when it comes to editing and proofreading?
  5. What are your favorite tools for editing and proofreading?
  6. What are the top things you look for when proofreading content?
You don't need to answer each and every question, but I would love if you could give me 3-5 sentences for whichever question(s) you're eager to give advice on.

If you're the first to answer one of the above, please start a thread with that question as I'd love your input as well as anyone else who wants to chime in on that question.

If someone has already started a thread for that question, instead of starting a new one, jump into the existing thread with your two cents (let's get some conversations going!).

I'd love to be able to feature some of your answers in the course and give you a shoutout for your help.I can't wait to learn about your processes and tips.
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Harley VanDyke
What are your favorite tools for editing and proofreading?

I have found https://hemingwayapp.com/ to be very helpful. It's great at showing me where I might want to rewrite a section. 

Thomas Besley
It's good, but it often suggest breaking sentences into tiny chunks. While this may be easier to read, it usually takes any style out of the writing.
Lex Russell
Agree with Hemingway but I don't use it as much as I should! I also always use Grammarly but I've noticed that Grammarly only really works for people who already know grammar and AP Style basics (you have to know when Grammarly is wrong). 
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