- Look at the surface. Does it look clean and well-written?
- Proofread three times for spelling and grammar.
- Uncover the clutter in the writing. Shorten paragraphs to keep them simple, yet interesting.
- Fill in the cracks.
- How could you determine whether or not the writing is wordy?
- How can you find out if the author had a writer’s block?
- How can you shorten paragraphs?