You’re in a room, you have an inspiring writer in front of you. They have solid ideas and a decent story flow, creative and hard working with a strong desire to write. They complain that they can write a good draft but get caught up and bogged down and overwhelmed in the proof reading. Their main complaints are.. Because they are reading it over and over again, they find they go right past common mistakes they should be catching. They often second guess themselves and in attempt at fixing what they perceive might be a problem, ruin what was fine to begin with. After fixing errors, sometimes they feel the original way they had written the piece sounded stronger when read aloud. Sometimes they change too many things and lose a great paragraph to nit picking. Microsoft word is frustrating them, it offers poor grammar advice and keeps capitalizing words that shouldn’t be capitalized. They spend much of their time fixing these automated mistakes. They want their work to be error free. Perfection, so they can submit to a publisher, but find it near impossible to achieve. So there I am, hoping for your best advice. Did I mention I brought you a coffee to keep you in a good mood. What would be your pearls of wisdom be?