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Editing and revising resources

Learn about self-editing strategies, how to work effectively with an academic editor, and tips for reviewing other people's writing

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What does revising involve?

Red pen on page of black textWriters usually have an idea of what a story, essay, or research project should be, and they polish their presentation of that idea in the revision stage. Revising can involve:

  • changing the organization of ideas in a paper
  • critically analyzing and improving the ideas and information
  • checking the structure, arguments, logic, flow, and content of the work, which involves adding, deleting, or reworking text.

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