How many times to you read your hub before publishing it?

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (12 posts)
  1. MichaelStonehill profile image60
    MichaelStonehillposted 9 years ago

    How many times to you read your hub before publishing it?

  2. x karma profile image61
    x karmaposted 9 years ago

    A few times. Once when I'm done typing everything out, once in the preview window and again after it's actually published. I like ensuring I haven't made any major grammatical errors smile

  3. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 9 years ago

    I write ... what I feel ... and do so in a language which is not my mother tongue ...

    Because, the Human Awareness of Truth ... is a Fleeting Awareness, of Reality ... for we move on, to the next Level of our Awareness ... during Moments that follow ...

    Therefore, if I were to indulge in Grammar, Syntax, Structures and the Logic of such Awareness ... and start Composing ...
    I will be doing a great wrong ... first, to myself, and then to my readers.

    Fopr I want my readers to "Read the workings of my Mind" ... the phrases ... can always be corrected later !
    Accordingly, I Publish, what I am Aware of ... and later do the readings and editing ... as to make my Awareness comprehensible to the casual reader ...

  4. prektjr.dc profile image79
    prektjr.dcposted 9 years ago

    3 times before publishing and once after.  I write it and do a spell check for each capsule.  Then I read it all through to make sure it flows and the grammar is correct.  I then read it aloud to catch the "sound" of it.  I read it through on preview and once after publishing.  I want my work to be professional and it is important to me that it be correct.  I want to produce a high quality product.

  5. lone77star profile image80
    lone77starposted 9 years ago

    Very funny, Michael. Even your question has a typo. wink

    As a professional typesetter, half a lifetime ago, my fingers always told me when I'd made a typo. One California publisher was amazed at the lack of typos in their galley proofs. As I've gotten older, though, my fingers have gotten slower and have forgotten how to spell. Now, I rely on numerous reads plus the spellchecker in Word to keep me largely error free.

    I still don't like the grammar checker built into Word. Most of the time, I disagree with its assessment.

    I don't have an exact number of times. But I always give one final read-through from top to bottom to ensure that the rhythms and music of the prose is pleasing and that the flow of ideas is logical and compelling (at least to me).

  6. MichaelStonehill profile image60
    MichaelStonehillposted 9 years ago

    That's funny. Of course I meant: how many times do you etc. I actually wanted to know how many times do you read your hub before publishing, and edit it, until you are sure the content is lucid.

  7. jacqui2011 profile image82
    jacqui2011posted 9 years ago

    I read through my hub two or three times, and then once again after it has been published. I run a spell check too on each capsule and make sure there are no spelling mistakes that I haven't noticed.

  8. Krysanthe profile image93
    Krysantheposted 9 years ago

    Since I tend to use entirely to many commas, I read mine many, many...did I say, MANY times.  Upwards of 10 before I start adding it to HubPages, once as I'm working on the individual capsules, and then once again in preview mode before I publish it. 

    I actually write it and then let is sit for at least a few hours before adding it to HubPages.

    Saddest part is, I still find typos and grammar errors after its been published.

  9. SuperheroSales profile image59
    SuperheroSalesposted 9 years ago

    I really like to write from the heart and I feel like I will obsess too much over what I've done if I try to edit it right away.  I prefer to wait a few days before re-reading the content because I feel like I do a much better job of making sure my thoughts came across clearly.

  10. Vanessa Anderson profile image60
    Vanessa Andersonposted 9 years ago

    I would say at least 5.  Usually by then, I feel pretty confident that everything looks good  :-)

  11. ComfortB profile image89
    ComfortBposted 9 years ago

    I usually read it about 2 to 3 times. I've learnt from experience to always copy/cut my entire capsule into an open Word Doc. on my PC, do my spelling and grammer check, and then paste it back into the capsule. That has really helped a lot.

  12. seicheprey profile image61
    seichepreyposted 8 years ago

    I usually read through it at least twice, but that doesn't mean I still don't find mistakes.  I try to go back a week later and check again, editing if need be.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)