Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Revising and proofreading, part of Writing Business Reports.
- You've now written the entire report.…So what's left?…Actually the final crucial step.…Revise, edit, proofread.…This step is not one to be hastily or thoughtlessly…completed.…40% of your entire writing process should be…spent in this stage.…This is a time consuming, crucial stage.…Although these three words, revise, edit, and proofread,…are usually combined into the rewriting or revising stage,…they really have different requirements.…
Revising and editing can be difficult because they…require you to see the report through new eyes.…Ideally, after you complete the writing portion you should…wait a day or more before revising the report.…You've probably spent hours, days, or even weeks…on this report.…You know its content and how you arrived…at the analysis.…You probably feel as though you've memorized it.…The problem can be that you are too familiar with it…and will not be able to review it objectively.…
If you're honest with yourself at this stage, you really…don't want to invest more hours in the report.…You really hope you don't find anything that needs…
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- Examining types of reports: formal to informal
- Writing the cover or title page
- Writing an introduction and body copy
- Writing a strong ending
- Doing research
- Writing outlines
- Revising and proofreading<br><br>
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