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  • Edit in small doses, and take frequent breaks. Divide the task into manageable chunks. Don’t edit for more than one hour at a time without taking a break.
  • Try to read for content only once; skim when looking for other problems on other passes.
  • Look for symbols that come in pairs – parentheses, brackets, and quotation marks for example. Writers often leave out the second mark in a pair.
  • Read the copy out of sequence, or backward. Consider reading paragraphs or pages out of order. Reading backward helps you focus on each word as a group of letters instead of as part of a meaningful phrase.