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Proofreading & Editing

  • The fastest way to proofread
  • Avoiding the worst grammar mistakes
  • Choosing the right words
  • Choosing less words
  • Strunck and White’s Elements of Style

Proofreading & Editing

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  • Review for the Brains 0:15
    • Right Brain
    • Left Brain
  • Process of Editing 0:59
    • Three Steps
  • Proofreading: Most Basic 1:54
    • Checks for Grammar
    • Double Negatives
    • Homonyms
    • The 'To Be' Verb
  • Proofreading Team Work 10:51
    • Have Someone Else Proofread Your Paper
  • Editing for Style 13:29
    • William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #9
    • William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #10
    • Passive Voice
    • Active Voice
    • William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #12
    • Negative Form
    • Active Voice
    • William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #13
    • Needless Words
    • Needless Words, Continued
    • Pretend
    • William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #14
    • Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences
    • William Strunk's Elementary Composition Rule #18
  • Input From an Audience 24:39
  • Assignment 27:53