Proofreading – Lots of mistakes for you to cross out here.
Proofreading: Capitalization – Don't forget the big ones (first words, proper names, and starts of anything).
Sentence Capitalization – The rules are posted for you as a guide.
Editing Marks – These are the common symbols that you will come across.
Paragraph Proofreading – Feed them and fill them.
What Does the President Do? – Use proofreading symbols to correct the composition below. Then rewrite it on a separate sheet of paper.
Punctuating Poetry – Jenny has copied out one of her favorite poems for an anthology her class is putting together and has asked you to proofread it for her.
Revision: Improving Your Writing – The goal of revision in writing is not just to correct mistakes; it is to make your writing more interesting.
Proofreading Checklist – Use this checklist to proofread something you have written.
A Piece of Chalk – The passage below is the opening of an essay in a book called Tremendous Trifles by G.K. Chesterton.
Tim's Good Day – Part of revising your writing is to look and see where it can use more development.
Revising For Style – Style in writing means the way in which an author chooses to write, what words she uses, what tone she takes, etc. Part of revising your writing is to look and see where it can use more development.
Revising Your Writing – An important part of writing is revising. Revising means rewriting to make your writing better. A good writer can revise his or her own writing.
Revision: Improving Sentences – On each line below the base sentence, follow the directions to make the sentence more interesting and specific.
Capital Letters – Read each sentence below. Use the editing mark underneath of letters that should be capitalized.