Proofreading & Editing - 10 Proofreading Tips

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10 Proofreading Tips

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<ul><li> 1. Proofreading &amp; Editing</li></ul> <p> 2. Proofreading and Editing </p> <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> <p>Form Content 3. Proofreading vs. Editing </p> <ul><li>At this stage of the writing process, you should have gone through a feweditsof your rough draft to improve thecontent . </li></ul> <ul><li>Now, you mustproofreadto catch errors inform and style(e.g. punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc.) </li></ul> <p> 4. TenProofreading Tips </p> <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 checkers work! </li></ul> <p> 5. TenProofreading Tips </p> <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> <p> 6. TenProofreading Tips </p> <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> <p> 7. Ten Proofreading Tips </p> <ul><li>10.</li></ul> <p>Give yourself enough time. </p>