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My tip is a simple one. When writing I usually use the Courier New font for all my drafts. I started out writing on a typewriter, so that font just seems old-school and comfortable for me. However, when I started formatting my last book, I changed the font to Times New Roman. I was surprised at how many typos I suddenly became aware of when reading in a different font. If you always use a certain font, try mixing it up when proofreading. A different font will sometimes emphasize punctuation and other elements you normally gloss over when reading your own words.