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Vital tips on how to proofread an essay in no time


When you are struggling to finish your paper on time and you still have to proofread your paper there are services you can turn to. You can hire a professional editor to ensure your paper is top notch.

Many students are afraid of editing their paper not just because they don’t realize what it means but because they have been working intimately with the paper for so long that they cannot review it objectively. But working with someone else gives you a new set of eyes to review the data and find any errors.

Just because something reads well to you or makes sense in your mind does not mean it is the best way to present a concept or an idea. While you might think you provided enough background information in your introduction that may not necessarily be the case. That is why working with someone else to proofread your paper comes in handy.

  • Take one day off from the paper before you sit back down to proofread. Your brain will appreciate this break.
  • Print off a hard copy of the paper double spaced. Sit down with a red pen and your favorite cup of tea and dive in. First look over the paper for any issues with the flow. Look for general structure and for evidence and transitions. Mark the areas that need work with your red pen.
  • Go back to your document and fix all of the errors you made with your red pen.
  • Then print off another clean hard copy and sit back down with your red pen to search for line by line issues such as spelling or grammar.
  • Search for one thing at a time when reading through the paper. This means you look for punctuation errors once through. Once you have marked all of those you read over it again but for spelling errors. Then you read over for verb agreements. Do this all with a red pen.
  • Go back to your document and fix all of the errors you made with your red pen.
  • Read over it one final time to check for proper formatting. Make sure your citations all match and that you have covered all of the appropriate sections as laid out by your assignment details.
  • Submit the essay as per the assignment details. Note that some teachers want an electronic copy and a hard copy. Others just want the electronic copy.


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