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Editing and Proofreading by Mind Map: Editing and 
Proofreading
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Editing and Proofreading

Structure

Complete?

Anything missing?

Remove irrelevant

Remove redundancy

Introduction /Conclusion

Logical Flow

Sequence, Parallelism

Mini Intros, context

Transitions

Page numbers

Roman (i, ii, iii, ...) for front matter

Arabic (1, 2, ...) from start of Introduction

Clarity

Precision

Grammar

Sentences

tense

pronouns

subject-verb agreement

Style

Personal language?

Contractions (e.g It's)?

Spelling and Punctuation

Spell-check

US spelling?

Homophones?

Commonly confused words (e.g. effect, affect)

Front matter, End matter

Title page

Abstract

Problem

Method

Result

Implications

Acknowledgements

Table of contents

<Body>

Bibliography

Appendices

References and citations

Cite because!!!

Show your research

Give credit

Avoid plagiarism

What style?

Harvard?

Follow guidelines

Be consistent

In-text citation

(Brooks, 1999)

Footnote/Endnote

Bibliography /References

Alphabetically by author surname

Strategies

Top down

Chapters

Sections

Paragraphs

sentences

Words

Read with a ruler

Read aloud

Start at the back

Leave aside and return

Get others to read

Tools

General dictionary

Specialist dictionary

Spellcheck

Stylecheck