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16.04 Timing

If time constraints permit, do not start revising your own text immediately after completing the first draft. Following a "cooling-off" period of at least several hours, you will be able to take a fresh look at your material.

Take the time to revise the whole draft; if you adopt a piecemeal approach, it will be difficult to ensure uniformity of style and vocabulary throughout the text, particularly if the draft is the result of a joint effort by several writers.