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Editing / Re-writing: poor use of language

In the extract below, we see many problems that indicate that the writer does not have a good grasp of the English language. The problems include: punctuation sentence construction singular and plural verbs wordiness articles prepositions When so many problems are seen, a text really requires re-writing, not editing. One problem is that the editor must then ...

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Editing: multiple language problems

A number of problems can be seen in the extract below.  Compare the original text to the revised text to see exactly what was done during the editing process. Of course, the text would have been improved even more if it had been re-written, but this was not the service requested by the client and therefore only a limited number of corrections could be made. ...

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Editing / Re-writing: poor use of language

In the extract below, we see many problems that indicate that the writer does not have a good grasp of the English language. The problems include: Use of punctuation Sentence construction Singular and plural Use of articles Use of prepositions When so many problems are seen, a text really requires re-writing, not editing. One problem is that the editor must ...

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Editing: multiple problems

A number of problems can be seen in the extract below.  You can compare the original text and the revised text to see exactly what was done during the editing process. Of course, the text would have been improved even more if it had been re-written, but this was not the service requested by the client and therefore only a limited number of corrections could ...

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Editing: the prepositions ‘in’ and ‘within’

The prepositions ‘in’ and ‘within’ are often interchangeably; but there is a subtle difference and the nuances are often not understood. In the extract below, we see ‘within’ being used incorrectly a number of times: ‘within’ suggests being inside of or enclosed in something; ‘in’ suggests related to or present. But these broad meanings are not definitive or ...

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Editing: interrupted phrases / clauses and incomplete phrases / clauses

In the extracts below, we see the following two common problems seen in texts sent for editing, i.e.: No character space between words Incomplete phrases / clauses Interrupted phrases / clauses The second and third problems listed make it difficult to understand what the author is saying. We also see how easy it is for small mistakes to be made when heavy ed ...

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Editing / Re-writing: sentence construction and vocabulary to ensure understanding

In the extracts from two edited documents below, we see a number of problems that required correction, i.e.: Sentences construction: short sentences that should be joined to create ‘flow’ Tautology Vocabulary Character spaces Sentence construction: interrupted phrases / clauses ...

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