It’s amazing how much of my time is spent writing, editing, or teaching writing these days. (Now if I could just earn a little money from it…)
It’s equally amazing how many of my clients and students are completely surprised at how many silly mistakes I catch when I’m editing.
If you intend to share what you’ve written, it is imperative that you proofread it. Check for flow, punctuation, spelling. Does it make sense? Does it read well? If you aren’t sure, have someone else read it! An extra pair of eyes can show you things in your writing that you may not have noticed before, both good and bad.
Remember, when you publish something, it’s out there. Sure, you can edit it, but it’ll save you time and face if you’re careful in your pre-publishing checks!