Proofreading & Editing - 10 Proofreading Tips

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10 Proofreading Tips

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  • 1. Proofreading & Editing

2. Proofreading and Editing

  • Proofread (verb) to read (printers' proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected.
  • Edit -to modify or adapt so as to make suitable or acceptable.

Form Content 3. Proofreading vs. Editing

  • At this stage of the writing process, you should have gone through a feweditsof your rough draft to improve thecontent .
  • Now, you mustproofreadto catch errors inform and style(e.g. punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc.)

4. TenProofreading Tips

  • Read it aloud.Also, read it silently.
  • Read it backwards to focus on the spelling of words.
  • Use a spell checker and grammar checker as a first screening, but don't depend on them.Check your checkers work!

5. TenProofreading Tips

  • 4. Use a screen (a blank sheet of paper to cover the material not yet proofed).
  • 5. Don't proof for every type of mistake at once.
  • 6. Be careful that your eyes don't skip from one error to the next obvious error, missing subtle errors in between.

6. TenProofreading Tips

  • 7. Read it slowly.
  • 8. Point with your finger to read one word at a time.
  • 9. Be careful that your eyes don't skip from one error to the next obvious error, missing subtle errors in between.

7. Ten Proofreading Tips

  • 10.

Give yourself enough time.