Editing and proof-reading
in The craft of writing in sociology
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This chapter deals with the last stages of writing an essay or dissertation to produce the final draft. Editing pays attention to the content, includes the last revisions and ensuring that the text is understandable by readers (e.g. reviewing the signposting). In contrast, proof-reading is a practical task checking spelling (e.g. watching out for homophones), grammar, layout etc. Illustrating the way that editing and proof reading are different from all the preceding stages of constructing an essay, the discussion demonstrates how to carry them out


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