During the editing and proofreading stage of the writing process, the text is revised before being submitted for approval. Here, we offer advice and a checklist of aspects worth taking into account during the last part of the writing process.
Before a writer parts with a text, it has to be edited and proofread. It is worth noticing the distinction between these two terms; whereas editing may involve changes of structure, format and contents, proofreading is concerned with correcting mistakes related to, for instance, spelling and punctuation.
You need to check your texts carefully – to hand in a text full of typos or with spelling mistakes risks lowering your grade or giving an unfavourable impression to a journal editor or reviewer. The video below discusses the need to edit and revise one's texts. On the following pages, you will then find more detailed information about certain aspects of text revision.
Instructional video from the free online MOOC "Writing in English at University" which was developed at Lund University in 2016.