Your content is done. But before you package it and prepare it for delivery, you need to be sure it’s proofed and polished.
Note: this step is important. One of the big things that separates mediocre PLR content from really good PLR content is that the good stuff is well-written, proofed, and polished. As for the rest? Well, you’ve probably read the broken English, bad grammar and poor spelling. Your content will stand out from the rest and be in-demand if you can make it really shine at this step.
To that end, check out these tips…
Get Someone Else to Proof It
Chances are, you’re a little too close to your work in order to catch all the errors. We tend to read our own work the way we THINK we wrote it, rather than the way the content actually appears. That’s why it’s a good idea to get someone else to proof it for you who’ll be able to catch the errors.
You have two options:
1. Ask a trusted friend, family member or colleague to do it. Obviously, this should be someone who has a good grasp of grammar rules, spelling, and other factors that contribute to good writing.
2. Hire a professional. You can go to a site like upwork.com and hire a professional proofreader to point out your errors.
Note: you can also hire an editor, but this tends to be more expensive. That’s because an editor will make suggestions about the content itself, which goes beyond catching simple errors.
If you plan on doing it yourself, then check out these ideas…
Set It Aside
If you’re going to proof your own work, then it’s best to do it with “fresh eyes.” In other words, set the content aside for at least a couple days. That way, you’re more likely to read the content as it is actually written (versus what you think it says).
Read It Out Loud
Another good tip for editing your own content is to read it out loud. This may slow you down enough that you’re more likely to see your errors. Even better, reading it out loud will show you where the content is “clunky” and could use better wording or sentence structure.
Finally, be sure to edit ruthlessly. As you go through the content line by line, ask yourself: “Is this paragraph or sentence necessary to the goal of the content?” If not, it’s probably “fluff and filler” that you can edit out.
TODAY’S TASK: Your task today is to proofread and polish the content. If you don’t intend to do the proofing job yourself, then your job today is to find someone else to do it for you.