The most influential (writing) professor I had was a psychotic bastard. He was a good teacher, but a bit unstable.

Anyway, one of the editing techniques he taught was the reverse edit. Which is to go back to front, looking at each sentence (I cheat and do it by the paragraph) for errors. He believed that doing this allowed us to take the text out of context, and see it differently. I think it works.. but man is it a pain in the @ss. I typically follow this technique in the 4th pass edit - 4th because of the superstition that goes with the number 4 (meaning death).

Am I only one that uses this technique?

I just finished my 3rd editing pass... so guess what's next.