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Editing and Proofreading | La correction

Rethinking/Revising, Editing and Proofreading are all levels along a continuum and essential steps for producing quality writing.

It is helpful to think of Rethinking/Revising and Editing/Proofreading as separate processes. Though there is overlap, editing is separate from and comes after revision. Editing and proofreading involve the close-up view of individual sentences and words. The work mainly focuses on the writing style, word choice consideration and correction of grammatical errors.

Proofreading is intended to catch mistakes and to fine-tune the details such as spelling, formatting, word limit requirements, and the appropriateness of certain expressions and structures.

When editing/proofreading, go through your text line by line, and make sure that each sentence, phrase and word is as clear and concise as possible.

Many of the above items such as punctuation, capitalization, grammar, subject/verb agreement, verb tenses and spelling can be found in the Toolbox.