Proofread with text-to-speech for a nicer experience
March 31, 2021•122 words
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Neat tip to help make proofreading a nicer experience:
Turn on read aloud or otherwise text-to-speech (TTS) while you go through your document.
This works very well with long papers that would otherwise be a complete chore to go through. TTS keeps you going at a fixed rate, preventing distractions and you get the benefit of "reading aloud" in that you will catch more mistakes, but you don't have to exert the effort to actually read it out loud.
And a computer won't miss words, whereas we do.
I do this with all of my long papers nowadays. It's like a second checker going with you simultaneously. I catch more things to edit while reviewing less iterations.