Editing and Proofreading

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1. Structure

1.1. Complete?

1.1.1. Anything missing?

1.1.2. Remove irrelevant

1.1.3. Remove redundancy

1.2. Introduction /Conclusion

1.3. Logical Flow

1.3.1. Sequence

1.3.1.1. Parallelism

1.3.2. Mini Intros, context

1.3.3. Transitions

1.4. Page numbers

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

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

1.5. Clarity

1.6. Precision

1.7. Grammar

1.7.1. Sentences

1.7.2. tense

1.7.3. pronouns

1.7.4. subject-verb agreement

1.8. Style

1.8.1. Personal language?

1.8.2. Contractions (e.g It's)?

2. Spelling and Punctuation

2.1. Spell-check

2.1.1. US spelling?

2.1.2. Homophones?

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

3. Front matter, End matter

3.1. Title page

3.2. Abstract

3.2.1. Problem

3.2.2. Method

3.2.3. Result

3.2.4. Implications

3.3. Acknowledgements

3.4. Table of contents

3.5. <Body>

3.6. Bibliography

3.7. Appendices

4. References and citations

4.1. Cite because!!!

4.1.1. Show your research

4.1.2. Give credit

4.1.3. Avoid plagiarism

4.2. What style?

4.2.1. Harvard?

4.2.2. Follow guidelines

4.2.3. Be consistent

4.3. In-text citation

4.3.1. (Brooks, 1999)

4.3.2. Footnote/Endnote

4.4. Bibliography /References

4.4.1. Alphabetically by author surname

5. Strategies

5.1. Top down

5.1.1. Chapters

5.1.2. Sections

5.1.3. Paragraphs

5.1.4. sentences

5.1.5. Words

5.2. Read with a ruler

5.3. Read aloud

5.4. Start at the back

5.5. Leave aside and return

5.6. Get others to read

6. Tools

6.1. General dictionary

6.2. Specialist dictionary

6.3. Spellcheck

6.4. Stylecheck