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Tips for proofreading

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Tips for proofreading

  1. 1. Tips for proofreading
  2. 2. Proofreading V Editing • Proofreading is the careful reading and re-reading of a (yet to be finally-released) document to detect errors. • Editing is the arranging, revising and preparing material for final production. The object of editing is to remove any factual, grammatical and typographical errors: Clarification of obscure passages and elimination of parts not suitable to audience, proper sequencing to achieve a smooth narrative
  3. 3. Tip #1 Sweep • Do one error set at a time – eg punctuation, grammar, spelling, tense consistency
  4. 4. Tip #2 Read out loud and slowly • One sentence at a time
  5. 5. Tip #3 Read from end to beginning • Start at the bottom of the page and read backwards
  6. 6. Tip #4 Take a break • Edit in short segments
  7. 7. Tip #5 Do it three times • Proof read the same document three times and at least once with a partner
  8. 8. Tip #5 Do it three times Tip #1 Sweep Tip #2 Read out loud and slowly Tip #3 Read from end to beginning Tip #4 Take a break Top 5 tips to Proofreading

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