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16.08 Revision checklist

Use a checklist to organize your work, particularly when revising or evaluating long, complex documents. It will help you to cover all pertinent facets of the writing process and to meet your deadlines. The checklist below may serve as a guide; adapt it to fit your specific requirements. When you find problems warranting additional revision or research, indicate the relevant page numbers in the appropriate column (see second column below) for easy reference later on.

Checklist

Content

Start date/time: __________

Target date/time: __________

Date/time completed: __________

Review item Page(s) requiring
further attention
Comments
Factual accuracy -- --
Logical flow of ideas -- --

Style and usage; Plain language; Uniform vocabulary;
Elimination of stereotyping; Names; Titles; Addresses

Start date/time: __________

Target date/time: __________

Date/time completed: __________

Review item Page(s) requiring
further attention
Comments
Factual accuracy -- --
Logical flow of ideas -- --
Sentence structure -- --
Neologisms/jargon -- --
Multiple-noun phrases -- --
Redundancy/repetition -- --
Clarity (ambiguity) -- --
Usage/Gallicisms -- --
Level of language -- --
Metaphors -- --
Euphony -- --
Uniform vocabulary -- --
Stereotyping -- --
Personal names -- --
Official titles -- --
Place names/addresses -- --

Spelling; Punctuation; Capitalization; Grammar; Etc.

Start date/time: __________

Target date/time: __________

Date/time completed: __________

Review item Page(s) requiring
further attention
Comments
Comments -- --
Spelling -- --
Punctuation -- --
Capitalization -- --
Compounding/word division -- --
Abbreviations -- --
SI/metric symbols -- --
Grammar and syntax -- --
-- -- --
-- -- --
-- -- --

Reference Notes

Start date/time: __________

Target date/time: __________

Date/time completed: __________

Review item Page(s) requiring
further attention
Comments
-- -- --
-- -- --
-- -- --

Format

Start date/time: __________

Target date/time: __________

Date/time completed: __________

Review item Page(s) requiring
further attention
Comments
Indentation of paragraphs -- --
Quotations -- --
Line length -- --
Headings -- --
Typeface, font, size -- --
Widows/orphans -- --
Columns/tables -- --

Final Check

Start date/time: __________

Target date/time: __________

Date/time completed: __________

Review item Page(s) requiring
further attention
Comments
-- -- --
-- -- --
-- -- --