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CHAPTER 6 - EDITING AND PROOFREADING

This chapter begins by explaining the procedure necessary to edit your revised draft.
Then it talks about checking sentence style and
structure, combining sentences, and expanding sentences.
It emphasizes editing for word choice and proofreading your writing.

  • EDITING YOUR REVISED DREAFT
    • Review the overall style of your writing
    • Consider word choice
  • CHECKING FOR SENTENCE STYLE
    • Avoid these sentence problems
      • Short, choppy
      • Flat, predictable
      • Incorrect
      • Unclear
      • Unacceptable
      • Unnatural
    • Review your writing for sentence variety
  • COMBINING SENTENCES
    • Edit short, simplistic sentences
  • EXPANDING SENTENCES
    • Use cumalative sentences
    • Expand with details
  • EDITING FOR WORD CHOICE
    • Substitute specific words
      • Choose specific nouns
      • Use vivid verbs
    • Replace jargon and cliches
      • Use understandable language
      • Keep your writing fresh and original
      • Keep your purpose and voice in mind
    • Change biased words
      • Consider ethnicity
      • Consider age
      • Consider disabilities or impairments
      • Consider gender
  • PROOFREADING YOUR WRITING
    • Review punctuation and mechanics
    • Look for usage and grammar errors
    • Check for spelling errors
    • Check the writing for form and presentation