If you get distracted by your own beautifully-forged outline, read the last sentence aloud first, and then the second last and so on.
- No proof-reading
- No outline, or contradictory outline
- Sentence fragments
- Run-on sentences
- Multiple parenthetical phrases
- Comma splices
- Misuse of commas
- Repetitive words
- Tense choice problem
- Spell out small numbers, eg "seven" not 7. Large numbers eg "$10,000", are fine.
- Comma after prepositional phrase
- Its versus it's
- There versus their