National Proofreading Day
National Proofreading Day is celebrated on March 8th of every year. No one is perfect as we all do some form of mistakes. The statement will hold true when it comes to writing a document. It is very much important to write any content without grammatical mistakes for the better understanding by others. Imagine how it will be when the document is filled with the misspelt words? Apparently, it wouldn’t look that great when it comes to the professional point of view. So it is vital to present the contents without any mistakes. National Proofreading Day encourages all of us to do mistake-free writing. On this Day you are asked to review the contents which you have written or typed before forwarding it to others.
“Read your paper backwards, sentence by sentence, as a final proofreading step. This technique isolates each sentence and makes it easier to spot errors you may have overlooked in previous readings.” – Claire B. May Gordon S. May
History of National Proofreading Day
The National Proofreading Day has been celebrated since 2011. Judy Beaver is the founder of this special Day. The date is precisely chosen in remembrance and honour of Judy Beaver’s mother, Flo who was born on March 8th. As Flo loved to correct people, the founder has thought this date as the ideal day to correct errors. The Proofreading Day promotes mistake-free writing among all sorts of people. The Day brings in awareness about the importance of proofreading and also encourages people to project a professional form with well-written documents that are cent percent accurate. Correct all your typographical mistakes, grammar mistakes, and spelling errors while writing to proofread the contents.
On National Proofreading Day, one must slow down to proofread your work, and then proof it again. With this observance Day, one can identify the importance of presenting the content without any grammatical mistakes. Proof-reading is the reading of handwritten or an electronic copy of a document to detect and correct the production errors of text. Anyone must remember that the rules of grammar must not be taken for granted and thus write contents accordingly. Professionals can take this rule as to set a bar of good writing. With proofreading, all the mistakes are kept out of our work, and thus all your reputations are kept intact. Also, you can take this special Day as to thank all your editors who edit and proofread your work.
Other Celebrations on March 8
March 8 is also celebrated as
- National Day of Unplugging
- International Women’s Day
- National Peanut Cluster Day
- National Middle Name Pride Day
How to Celebrate National Proofreading Day
Celebrating the National Proofreading Day can be done in many ways. Firstly, you must make sure to check if your documents are error-free and mistake-free. You can read it twice before forwarding to anyone. Proofread anything you write by finding and fixing the mistakes. Help someone around you by checking their contents to ensure they are well-written and has no mistakes. Thank the person who proofs your work as without whom your document wouldn’t have looked so great. Take this Day as the best time to learn little more about the grammar and its set of rules to indulge in error-free writing. Not only that, you can even recollect the grammar lessons thought by your English teacher. If you are a proof-reader yourself, then feel proud of your job what you do for others. Share your views and celebrations of the Proofreading Day on social media using the hashtag #ProofreadingDay.