PROOFREADER'S ILLUSION

Proofreader's illusion is the illusion created when an error in a document or other written piece is missed due to top-down processing where the context and assorted cues outweigh the correctness or incorrectness of the error.

PROOFREADER'S ILLUSION: "Proofreader's illusion is one reason to always double check editing."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROOFREADER'S ILLUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/proofreaders-illusion/ (accessed November 25, 2020).
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