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Proofreading & Editing - 10 Proofreading Tips

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10 Proofreading Tips

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Proofreading & Editing - 10 Proofreading Tips

  1. 1. Proofreading & Editing
  2. 2. Proofreading and Editing <ul><li>Proofread (verb) – to read (printers' proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit - to modify or adapt so as to make suitable or acceptable. </li></ul>Form Content
  3. 3. Proofreading vs. Editing <ul><li>At this stage of the writing process, you should have gone through a few edits of your rough draft to improve the content . </li></ul><ul><li>Now, you must proofread to catch errors in form and style (e.g. punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ten Proofreading Tips <ul><li>Read it aloud. Also, read it silently. </li></ul><ul><li>Read it backwards to focus on the spelling of words. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a spell checker and grammar checker as a first screening, but don't depend on them. Check your checker’s work! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ten Proofreading Tips <ul><li>4. Use a screen (a blank sheet of paper to cover the material not yet proofed). </li></ul><ul><li>5. Don't proof for every type of mistake at once. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Be careful that your eyes don't skip from one error to the next obvious error, missing subtle errors in between. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ten Proofreading Tips <ul><li>7. Read it slowly. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Point with your finger to read one word at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Be careful that your eyes don't skip from one error to the next obvious error, missing subtle errors in between. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ten Proofreading Tips <ul><li>10. </li></ul>Give yourself enough time.

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