By Graydon Swatsburg

When trying to publish your work, it is important to make sure it is free of errors. Simple grammar mistakes are easy to make and will make your writing seem unprofessional. Luckily there are some simple methods you can use to help catch your own mistakes.

Here are five easy ways to catch mistakes in your own writing:

  • Re-read what you wrote.
  • Read sentences backwards to catch spelling errors.
  • Read sections aloud that may not sound smooth.
  • Come back to the work after a few hours.
  • Ask a friend to read your work for you.

Using these strategies can help your writing look and sound more professional.

About the author: Graydon Swatsburg is a senior at Biglerville High School. He enjoys writing and hopes to pursue a career in law. In his free time, he enjoys wakeboarding and snowboarding.