“Like writing, you need to be skilled in the art of editing your own piece. One of the things that works absolutely well is reading an article backwards. This helps you spot errors that you might have missed if you would read normally.”


If you’re running short on time and you don’t think you can get an editor to review a timely email before you push the send button, try reading your content backwards. Writers experience tunnel vision from laboring over a piece of writing for too long. You can bring things back into focus by reading your sentences backwards, which helps your brain slow down and spot errors.