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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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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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:


(M. Zonin)

Another great resource is from Diana Hacker, found here:


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


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Homophones and Heterographs


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

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Find more pearls of wisdom from Catriona Tippin here:


* Don’t be frightened!

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

Today’s Assignment: Proofread and correct the following:

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