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Editing and proofreading: A short guide


  • Am I doing this when I am at my most alert?
  • Are my spelling, punctuation and grammar correct?
  • Have I missed any words out?
  • Are any of my sentences over-long and could they be split to flow better?
  • Are numerical data and mathematical equations correctly presented?
  • Are my references accurate and consistent?
  • Am I using the appropriate tone and style of writing?
  • Is my first use of each acronym used fully spelt out?
  • Have I confused any words eg, they’re/there/their?
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