Why we proofread before turning in a manuscript

I read all my manuscripts out loud. It’s not just spelling errors or missing words that I’m looking for. It’s things like this.

Cassie looked ahead, expecting to see the Queen’s Court, but the road through the forest still wove through the trees.

No kidding. Really? The forest had trees in it? Wow.

Maybe I should just say…

Cassie looked ahead, expecting to see the Queen’s Court, but the road still wove through the forest.

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