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*Revising vs. Editing

 

REVISING

*FOCUS ON CONTENT

 

 

EDITING

*FOCUS ON MECHANICS


*ADD

    -sentences

    -words

    -scenes

    -transitions

 

*REMOVE

    -unneeded sentences

    -unneeded words

    -unneeded scenes

 

*MOVE

    -sentences

    -words

    -scenes

 

*SUBSTITUTE

    -trade words or sentences

     for others

 

*MISCELLANEOUS

    -rework the hook

    -rework the ending

    -review the rubric

    -show vs. tell

    -use a variety of literary

     devices (i.e. dialogue,  

     flashback, simile, 

     metaphor)  

    -vary sentence structure


*CAPITALIZATION

    -names

    -places

    -titles

    -start of sentences

    -months

    -I

 

*USAGE

    -consistent verb tense

    -subject verb agreement

 

*PUNCTUATION

    -sentence endings: .   !   ?

    -dialogue

    -commas

 

*SPELLING

 

*MISCELLANEOUS

    -check for complete    

     sentences

     (avoid fragments & run-

      ons)

    -use paragraphs

   

 





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