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Editing and Proofreading by yurtgc548

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									EDITING AND
  PROOFREADING
                  ARTICLE REVIEW




    Sabrina Ngo
    How is the website organized?
   Four sections
     Difference between editing and proofreading
     Tips about revision

     Levels of editing

     Proofreading process
   Editing                                Proofreading
       The process of re-reading             The process of correcting
        and modifying an                       mechanical or grammatical
        individual’s writing or work.          errors within an individual's
                                               work or writing.
      Example:                               Example:
          Smooth transitions                     Punctuations
          Well organized                         Spelling
What are some tips about revising?

   1. Don’t try to finish all at once.
   2. Change the look or medium of the writing.
   3. Go to a quiet area.
   4. Prioritize.
            How do I edit my paper?

   Levels of Editing
       Content
         Accurate information
         Completion of assignment
         Consistent and valid argument
       Overall structure
         Sequence of paragraphs
         Transitions
         Introduction and conclusion
       Structure within paragraphs
         Main idea
         Topic sentence
     How do I edit my paper?
 Clarity
   No ambiguous pronouns
   Proper vocabulary usage
   Clear sentence meanings
 Style
   Tone (informal, persuasive)
   Active voice
   No unnecessary phrasing
 Citations
   Correct format
   Proper citations (MLA, APA)
Are there any tips on proofreading?
   1. Spell check does not always work.
   2. Look for only one type of error at a time.
   3. Read out loud or slowly.
   4. Read it backwards.
   5. Look it up.
       How is this website useful?
   Distinguishes the difference between editing and
    proofreading.
   Discusses how to improve your ability to find
    mistakes in your writing.
   Divides the website very clearly into distinct sections
    to draw the readers’ attention towards certain
    strategies that he or she would like to work on.
       How is this website useful?
   Explains each of its tips to clarify to the reader why
    he or she should utilize this particular advice.
   Even purposefully includes
    spelling errors, punctuation
    errors and grammatical errors
    so that the reader can practice
    the tips that the website
    provides.
What does the website look like?




URL: http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/proofread.html
         Where are the website errors?

In red are the mistakes.

The first mistake is that the
word ‘process’ is misspelled
and the second mistake is a
grammatical error.
                              Works Cited

“Editing and Proofreading.” The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel
          Hill. 2007. Web. 18 Sept. 2010.
          <http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/proofread.html >.

								
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