• What Is More Important: Proofreading and Editing?

    Proofreading and Editing Proofreading and editing are in most cases used together, in fact, in some cases they are erroneously used synonymously. This article seeks to demystify the misconception that has been there about proofreading and editing. Editing The focus is to correct the content of a document in order to improve cohesiveness and coherence of the text, clarity, accuracy and readability of the text. Editing also helps to sharpen the focus of the assignment, making sure it does not veer off from the target, ideas are organized logically,

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  • Tips of Proofreading and Editing

    Proofreading and Editing Not very students like proofreading and editing their work, for one because they claim it is boring, and it is hard work, unfortunately, proofreading and editing is an activity you cannot avoid as long as you are writing, academic writing or otherwise. It helps in correcting and rectifying minor mistakes that can […]

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  • Guidelines To Proofreading And Editing

    Proofreading And Editing Although among the last stages of completing an assignment, proofreading and editing plays a significant role to the success of completing a written text. In fact, where possible, it is recommended that a different person from the author proofreads and edits. However, where this is not possible, the following guidelines are helpful in proofreading and editing. a)     Proofread and edit for one mistake per reading To do these effectively, a checklist on what will be corrected is recommended. For example,

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  • A Checklist For Editing

     Editing  Proofreading and editing go hand in hand, in fact, some people use then interchangeable, most likely because of the minimal difference between them or perhaps they do not know there is a difference between proofreading and editing. The difference between proofreading and editing is that proofreading involves reading a manuscript or an assignment in order to identify or mark places that needs to be corrected while editing involves identifying a problem/error and correcting it. The checklist illustrated below is a useful guide for proofreading and editing assignments:

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