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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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