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Revision requires a more in-depth evaluation of your work than proofreading. Revision is concerned with your ideas, organization, purpose, and audience.

The difference between revising and editing

Revision strategies


How to find and correct common errors

Proofreading strategies

Verb Choice

Eliminating weak verbs A somewhat hidden source of sentence trouble is the verb chosen by the writer.


Using the Paramedic Method for concise sentences (JMU Handout)

How to make your writing more concise A common problem for writers of all levels is the use of wordy and imprecise language.

Steps to eliminate wordiness