Monday, December 1, 2008
If you don't have to revise an article, then it all truth, you've probably got it wrong. Or maybe you have it all put down correctly, but it could be improved on.
Most writers will spend up to 50% of their time revising what they have written. Revision itself comes from two words - re and vision, or to re-look at what you've accomplished.
While there are many ways to revise a document, the most popular one is to begin by checking it for accuracy. Once that's done, then look at it from the audience's point of view and ask yourself if you've answered all possible questions. Next, check to see that the language and paragraphs 'flow' smoothly. Make any adjustments necessary to get the document to read easily. And finally, do your spell check and revise for any grammatical errors.
When revising a document, it's always wise to print it out and read it, rather than read it online. This way, you'll be sure to catch the smallest of mistakes which otherwise will go unnoticed.