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Editing & Proofreading

Editing & Proofreading Tips

Proofreading & editing can be a very difficult task.

Proofreading & Editing Tips:

  • Don't start to proofread & edit your documents immediately after you finished writing your documents. You should wait a little while, before you start to proofread & edit your documents.
  • Find a place where you can concentrate & you will not be interrupted. I hate it when I am trying to work, and I am interrupted!!
  • Proofread & edit your documents a little bit at a time. Don't do to much at one time or get up and walk around every so often. I like to stop and get a cup of tea.
  • Proofread or edit your documents when you are calm, It is best not to try to proofread and edit when right after you had a disagreement.
  • Change the font and the size of the fonts, while your proofreading, and then change them back to the original fonts/size.
  • Let a friend or professional edit or proofread your documents whenever possible.

Tips what not do when you proofread and edit a document

Don't proofread and edit your documents:

  • immediately after you finished writing it
  • where there are distractions
  • tired or before bed
  • when you are in a bad mood or in a hurry.
  • don't rely on the computer's spell checker!

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