February 16

Proof Reading and Editing Checklist


I have included


I have

  • checked the spelling of any unknown words
  • not confused words that sound the same
  • used correct endings for plurals


I have included

(e.g. The rubbish bin (singular subject) was (verb) full. or The rubbishbin(plural subject) were (verb) full.)

(A conjunction is a part of speech that connects two words, phrases or clauses together.)

(A Preposition links nounspronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence e.g. under, with, on, at, to

The cat went under the table)



I have read through my writing to check that

  • it makes sense
  • it is easy to understand
  • paragraphing is appropriate
  • there are no double negatives

(e.g. I am not going to buy no bananas)



For some proofreading practice try –



(for more resources check out http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm)


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