This is a simple editing checklist that we use a lot in my third grade classroom.
I have actually given copies of this form to my students' parents, and each student has 2 copies - one is glued into their writing notebooks, and the other is laminated and resides in their homework binders. In addition, I hand a copy out before each major piece of writing is due.
My students and I really like this form. It makes the students think about their writing critically. We also use it when studetns are "Buddy Editing" (cooperative learning) each others' papers for revision. The use of this little form has improved the mechanics of my students' writing, and has allowed me to focus on the more subjective and creative parts of their work!