1. YOU’LL FIND MISSING WORDS.
When we’re writing—especially when we’re racing to meet a deadline or just really immersed in the storyline—our brains tend to move faster than our hands. Even the most experienced writers and editors tend to leave out a word now and then, and are surprised later on when they catch it or it’s pointed out by someone else. It’s especially difficult to “see” a missing word when you’ve recently been working on a document because you’re intimately familiar with the text. Unless you’re reading out loud, your brain will automatically fill in missing words and you won’t catch them.