From: The Complete Survival Guide to POINT (professional orbit of intelligent and natural text processing)

Point 2: P roofreading is like chasing down a breakaway in the Tour de France. You don’t panic about the distance. Rather get all your skills in formation and “pull back” the text syllable by syllable, until the final chapter comes into screening scope.
A survival hint: Use a clear band of cardboard or double weighted paper, even an A4 foldover (bookmark-format) and apply it like a ruler to lift out one sentence at a time.

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