With my dyslexia, I have tried different methods to help fix the many errors I include in anything I write. One way is to hire a great editor. Another trick I’ve learned is to convert my word document to a .pdf and then use the Adobe Reader program to “Read Out Loud” my words. I catch a lot of mistakes by having the computer read to me—things I can’t see by just looking at the words on paper.
This “Read Out Loud” has been a blessing. Yet, it still has its flaws. The biggest one? It has a hard time with heteronyms.
Heteronyms? What the heck are those? Well, they are words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings and pronunciations.
Not sure what I mean? Take a look at the examples I’ve created below to see if you can figure them out.