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Why is it easier to edit the writing of others than our own?


I've noticed that if I am working on an editing assignment; I can easily spot mistakes and fix them. When I edit my own, even after taking a break after writing it; it can be difficult to see and hear my own mistakes. The reading aloud trick helps, but I am just curious why it's so much easier to edit other people's writing. Or is it just me? Which do you find easier?

 

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    RTalloni 10 months ago

    Oh yes ma'am it is! :)

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    RTalloni 10 months ago

    Definitely good to keep this in mind. Ourselves get in the way. :)

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