Editing/Proof-ReadingChecklist

For effective proof-reading, make sure you've ticked off all the boxes in the following checklist.

Content - what the document says







Structure - how the content is organised









Style - how the content is expressed







Hint: poor style often shows up when you read your work out loud.

Mechanics - writing conventions















Format - how the document looks

:
  • type font and size,
  • spacing,
  • margin width,
  • page numbering.

Referencing - acknowledging sources