Proofreading Tips and Resources

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Proofreading Tips

Before You Proofread

When You Proofread

Proofreading Resources

Recommended Online Resources

The Purdue OWL provides up-to-date writing rules, tips, and guides not just for proofreading and writing but for research and citation styles too. An entire section of the site is also dedicated to ESL writing help.

Recommended Print Resources*

*Use the most recent editions you can find

Credit: Adapted from University of Wisconsin ( and the Purdue University OWL, 2020.