The Editing stage.


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    Post The Editing stage.

    Post by nuhru_1098 on Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:19 pm

    The Editing Stage

    Editing is sometimes considered part of revising, but refers to judging your text for language and technicalities rather than content. This is the time for all you grammar lovers and nitty-gritty enthusiasts to meticulously scan the text for language accuracy.

    • Your sentences should adhere to proper word order rules, each containing a subject and a predicate. Use a variety of verb tenses correctly and appropriately (simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect-progressive tenses).

    • Be careful with subject-verb agreement issues.

    • Use a variety of language constructions to make your writing more precise and educated (comparative structures, relative clauses, conditional sentences, not too much of the passive voice etc.)

    • Use a dictionary or spell checker when not sure about spelling. Reread your text again for problematic homonyms (there-their-they’re).

    • Use a variety of punctuation marks accurately and consult a style guide when hesitating between a comma, colon, or semi-colon.

    • Edit for text mechanics: capitalization, numbering, italics, and abbreviations.

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