Revising, Editing, and Proofreading

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Revising, Editing, and Proofreading

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Some folks think that revising, editing, and proofreading are pretty much the same thing. Well, these activities are not!Yes, all three are part of the polishing process, but each has its own specific focus. Let's start with REVISING. Click the triangle on the grammaphone to hear about the revision process.

The next step in the polishing process is EDITING. Click the play button to hear what Editing is all about!

Have someone you trust edit and proofread your writing after you have made several changes.

Self-Quiz! Do you know the answers to these questions?Which process considers the details of your writing (A.K.A. the small picture)?Which process considers sentence structure and word choice?Which process considers format and general ideas (A.K.A. the big picture)?

The final step in the polishing process is PROOFREADING. Click play to get the 411.

Polishing TipDon't try to edit or proof your writing if you've been working on it for a while. Take time to put it out of your mind so that you can return to it with fresh eyes!

Polishing Tip-Have someone you trust edit and proofread your writing after you have made several changes.

Finally!Finish your Writing Process by Publishing Your Writing!Press play to hear all about it.


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