Proofreading can be drudge work, particularly to the jaded, tired eye of the writer who has written, read and reread his work at least a thousand times before it goes to press.
But it is an important task, never-the-less. And it can’t be left to Spell-Check. There is yet to be a reliable substitute for the logic of the human brain in this department.
Now days the average third grader uses Microsoft Word instead of a keen eye and a dictionary.
Here’s a great example of importance of proofreading: