Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 1647

Revision and proofreading are actually two separate parts of the same process. Most writers work from large to small—from revision to proofreading.

 

Revision

Revision is literally looking at your work with new eyes—reviewing the content and organization of what you’ve written. Revision often requires a lot of redrafting and moving of ideas and information.

 

Tips for revision

 

Proofreading

Proofreading, however, is the final step in your review process. Proofreading is looking over your work for smaller errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar.

 

Tips for proofreading

  • Don’t rely on grammar and spell checkers.
  • Step away from your work.
  • Read your paper backwards to try to catch smaller errors.
  • Have someone else read the work aloud to you.
  • Ask someone else to look over your work.

 

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