Today I read my story The Bottle of Salvation Containing the Nectar of Ruin thinking it was maybe ready for submission. It’s been beta read and a part of it critiqued in a group. It’s very close but there’s still a copy & paste error and some other things that don’t feel right.
I’ve mentioned before how I like to read a published work by someone else in a similar vein and then read my own in-progress work. It helps to see if there are any glaring, or jarring parts.
I also read aloud. If you aren’t reading your close-to-finished work aloud you probably aren’t as close as you think. IMHO.
I guess one more edit, and another read, and then maybe it will be ready.