Proofreading & Editing - 10 Proofreading Tips
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10 Proofreading Tips
- 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
- 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
Give yourself enough time.