Revising & Editing

Editing and Proofreading Strategies for Revision - Purdue Writing Lab

Very detailed and precise suggestions for what to check as you edit. Rather more concerned with the micro level and somewhat prescriptive but still useful.

Editing and Proofreading  - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This handout provides some tips and strategies for revising your writing. To give you a chance to practice proofreading, we have left seven errors (three spelling errors, two punctuation errors, and two grammatical errors) in the text of this handout. See if you can spot them!

How to Fine Tune your Essays - Tufts University

Whew. You’ve finished your essays. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back—the hardest part of the process is now over. No more frantic brainstorming, midnight crises over the *true* meaning of supplemental essay prompts, or fending off well-meaning adults’ topic ideas. But hey, wait a moment—were you rushing off to hit “submit”? The English major in me has some advice before you do, because what takes an essay from good to great often comes in the fine-tuning. Here are five simple steps for polishing your drafts.