Editing and Proofreading
Editing and Proofreading Your Own Writing? You Might Want to Re-think That
You have written your essay, your research paper, maybe even your dissertation. It’s time to review, edit, and proofread the piece. Or is it? If you are editing and proofreading your own written work, you may be making a big mistake. Why? For several possible reasons:
- You are very “close” to your work, because you wrote it. As you review it now, there is every chance that you will miss some errors.
- You may not be a highly skilled scholarly writer – many students are not, but this is no comment on your intelligence.
- You may not have the time to do a thorough edit and will thus turn in a piece that will be “downgraded” because of grammatical and compositional mistakes.
If You Do Your Own Editing…
If you are still determined to edit your own work, then here are some tips that will help you along.
- If you know that you struggle a bit with sentence structure, read your piece aloud to yourself. You may very well catch those errors, because you verbally construct sentences that are correct. You don’t always do so in your writing. If it doesn’t sound correct to you when you read it aloud, go back and fix it so that it does.
- Read it backwards. Yes, start at the end and read it word-for-word backwards. This will allow you to find spelling errors that you would have glossed over before. Do not rely on spell-checker apps to get it right. They are not 100% reliable.
- Read the entire piece start to finish and look for structural correctness. Have you provided your thesis statement in the introduction? Are there good transitions between sections and paragraphs? Are the points you have made in a logical order? Have you “rambled” or gotten off-course with irrelevant content?
Editing and proofreading is not fun; it is not easy; but it is absolutely critical if you are going to submit a piece of writing for a grade. And if it’s a capstone project, like a thesis or dissertation, you can be certain that it will be rejected if careful editing and proofreading doesn’t happen.
What to do When You Need Another Set of Eyes
If you know that you are not the best editor of your own work, you are making a wise choice. You really aren’t. So, now the task becomes, who do you get to do this? You have some options:
- If you have a friend who is truly skilled in English grammar and composition, you can call upon him/her to edit and proofread. The problem with this option is that the friend may be busy with coursework assignments too, and this is a huge imposition, unless you have something to offer in return.
- You may have a skilled family member to whom you can email your piece and hope for a quick response. If they have the time, this option can work out well.
- You can find an academic writing service that has professional editors and proofreaders who can make fast work of your task and meet your deadline.
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- Your assigned editor will review your piece in two phases. Phase one will be the structural review, to ensure that the piece flow logically and smoothly, that there is a thesis statement and that points are in a good sequence with transitions between them. Phase two is the proofreading. Are all sentences structured correctly? Is word usage correct? Is proper grammar used? Is spelling and punctuation correct?
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