The writing life  

Why typos may just mean you're smart

Do you labor for hours over a piece of writing, only to be embarrassed when a spelling mistake or other error is discovered after it's published? Don't worry, writes Nick Stockton. It just means that your brain is working at a high level: "We can become blind to details because our brain is operating on instinct. By the time you proof read your own work, your brain already knows the destination. This explains why your readers are more likely to pick up on your errors."