One way of spotting errors that are easy to overlook is to read your document aloud to yourself or have someone else read your document aloud to you.
It may be helpful to have one or more friends or colleagues proofread your work.
Some students exchange documents and provide each other with valuable feedback, especially for seeing through the eyes of a reader unfamiliar with your topic, if that’s your intended audience.
Re-reading your document after a week or more has passed can give you a fresh perspective.
It may be helpful to review an APA checklist as a way to review compliance with basic APA guidelines without having to absorb the entire APA manual. This downloadable APA Edit Checklist has a table of contents to help you quickly find the most-used rules.