Distinguish the difference between the act of revising writing and editing writing with this helpful writing handout for your students. So many students believe that checking for spelling and punctuation here and there is all they need to do to proofread their writing. Teaching how to revise and then how to edit will help your students gain a better understanding of how to improve and enhance their writing. This handout will help your students build a "wall" between the two different steps.
Main ideas of the handout include: Revising is making changes to your writing. Editing is making corrections to your writing. Revising is the act of adding specific details to your main ideas. Editing is the act of correcting capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling.
Second sheet is proofreading marks that are separated into revising marks and editing marks.