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Check Spelling - Editing & Proofreading



Here are guidelines for checking spelling mistakes when proofreading and editing.

Spelling -

  • Print out a hard copy of the document.
  • Check the spelling of each word separately.
  • Don't rely on the computer's spell checker!
  • Use a pencil that is not the same color as the text.
  • Physically touch each word with a pencil.
  • Use a dictionary for words that look close to other words.
  • Use a dictionary for words that you are not sure of how they are spelt.
  • Ask someone else to double check your paper!

Editing & Proofreading Tips

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Spelling

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Run on Sentences

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Subject & Verb Agreement

Double Words - Missing Words

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Apostrophes

Editing & Proofreading Guideline

Correct Pronoun Usage