Good techniques to keep track of error-freeness without ending up having to proof-read all of a long finished text?
This is a problem that I've had, but I assume that it's in fact quite common problem.
The problem is:
- You write your text (e.g. a research publication) and in the first passes, you blend adding information and checking references and grammar. It's possible that you also overlook checking grammar thinking that "well I will come to it later, once I figure out that the information given works".
- Now, you possibly lose track of what you've checked and what you haven't, since you multitask many things.
- If you continue doing this to the end of the text you will soon have, say, 150 pages of text where you cannot tell anymore which parts have been checked up to what point. And now you need to check the full 150 pages.
- But it's possible that you couldn't have checked them earlier, since you were having this multitasking going on.
So how does one merge checking and producing text, so that it doesn't end up like this?