Proofreading

Proofreading

February 22, 2008

These resources address proofreading.

Proofreading Your Writing (e-handout)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/561/01/

This e-handout from the first-rate Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) presents strategies for proofreading your work.  There are five parts to this e-handout:  Where do I begin? Finding Common Errors, Suggestions for Proofreading Your Paper, Revising for Cohesion, and Steps for Revision Your Papers.

Editing and Proofreading (e-handout)
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/proofread.html

An e-handout from the Writing Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that addresses the differences between editing and proofreading and offers strategies for revising your writing.

Proofreading for Common Surface Errors: Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (e-handout)
http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/proofing_grammar.shtml

From the Writing Tutorial Services at Indiana University Bloomington, this e-handout addresses proofreading by listing common grammar and punctuation  errors to watch out for when proofreading your work.

Proofreaders’ Marks from The Chicago Manual of Style (e-handout)
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_proof.html

This is a list of proofreaders’ marks with a graphic of the mark next to an explanation.

The Impotence of Proofreading (YouTube video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjhOBiSk8Gg

A hilarious 3.5 minute video of high school teacher Taylor Mali delivering a speech on why proofreading your writing is important.  In the speech he demonstrates many examples of common proofreading errors one finds in student writing.

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