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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

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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