My favourite hacks to self-edit my writing.

  • Read the text out loud
  • Change the context of the text (i.e. google doc to WordPress editor. Or reader view on desktop).
  • Read backwards (great for finding typos. Takes forever though).
  • Use a speech to text program to read the text.
  • Search for some common misspellings (lead vs led. It’s vs its).

Do you have any tricks of your own?