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Editing and Proofreading

Proofreading
  • Correct spelling and grammatical errors
  • Ensure proper punctuation and formatting
  • Check for any minor inconsistencies
Editing
  • Adjust sentence and/or paragraph structure
  • Improve clarity and readability
  • Make tone and style more consistent
  • Use proper citation where necessary
There's layers to this...
The surface (proofreading)
The core (editing)
Pro Tip
After writing your paper, take a break before returning to edit it. You're able to spot errors easily with a well rested mind and fresh eyes.
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Proofreading eliminates errors but editing elevates the quality of your work.
- The Writing Element
Common mistakes
  • Misspellings
  • Sentence fragments
  • Run-on sentences
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • Comma splice
  • Subject-verb disagreement
It's time for an extra pair of eyes 
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