10-step editing checklist for every writer

Whether you’re revising your own work or that of another writer, you can ensure proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar by following these guidelines.

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When you’re part of a writing community, there comes a time when you’re asked to edit a friend or family member’s work. This recently was the case for me when I accepted a request to review a friend’s magazine.

After an hour of review, I was surprised by the sheer number of grammatical errors, and I attempted to negotiate how to help my friend. There were three stages to our conversation:

I was confused. Punctuation and sentence structure are part of good grammar.

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