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Editing and Proofreading

An online study guide from the Skills Centre, including guidance and electronic resources on how to efficiently edit and proofread your own work before submission.

Workshop summaries

Read and download the summary handouts from our academic skills workshops. To book a session on developing your Editing and Proogreading, click here.

Video and audio

External resources

  • Tips and strategies for revising your writing, The Writing Centre, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Handout providing tips on proofreading and editing.
  • Grammar, BBC Bitesize - An introduction to the key conventions of English grammar.
  • Academic Phrasebank, University of Manchester - A catalogue of key phases for academic and scientific writing.
  • The art of editing, University of Leicester - A study guide addressing the process of editing extended documents such as dissertation or thesis. 
  • Easy Proofreading Wins with Microsoft Word, Learnhigher - a package of documents designed to help your proof reading become more systematic and how to utilise Microsoft Word more effectively.