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