Know Your Editing Marks

Whether you are editing someone else’s writing or they are editing yours, you need to know your editing marks.


These are the most commonly used marks:


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More here.


Another good list of editing marks:


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Get it here.


Another fine resource:

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From Northeastern.edu.


Today’s assignment:

1. Share your writing with a fellow author.

2. Edit your colleague’s work. Have them edit your work.

3. Examine the suggestions your colleague/editor has for you.

4. Remember, you decide if you wish to make any changes to your manuscript.

The Header for Your Paper

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If your instructor does NOT want a title page, your name and info should be listed at the top left of your first page,

like this:

——————–

Your Name

Your Professor

Your Class

The Date

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https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

If your instructor requests a title page, it should look like this:

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For a short video on the creation of the title page shown above, go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a3k7OBbjOM

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(M. Zonin)

Another great resource is from Diana Hacker, found here:

http://dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-levi-mla.pdf

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Today’s Assignment:  Proofread your work. Make final edits.

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(inkygirl)

Homophones and Heterographs

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When proofreading or doing final edits–watch for words that look or sound correct, but aren’t.

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http://homophonesweakly.blogspot.com/2012/05/stationary-stationery.html

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Find more pearls of wisdom from Catriona Tippin here:

http://www.wordsandpics.org/2015/02/proofreading-tips-false-friends.html

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* Don’t be frightened!

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See more of Nicola L. Robinson’s wonderful work here:

http://www.nlrobinson.co.uk/illustrations.html

Today’s Assignment: Proofread and correct the following:

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