Give yourself time
Step 7 – Proof
If possible, let your document set for at least 30 minutes—overnight is even better. Setting your writing aside will clear your mind and help you view your document with a fresh perspective when you return to it. You will find more errors and see better ways of saying things. Consequently, you will produce a better product.
When budgeting time to produce a long document, schedule adequate time for thorough proofing.