Why is it important to edit essays or articles before publishing?

Why is it important to edit essays or articles before publishing?

By: answerout


Every day copywriters, students and others have to write a lot of articles, and usually on very different topics. No matter how deeply the author delves into the topic, his material still requires detailed proofreading.You can write in Google proofread my paper and have it. Here the editor comes to the rescue. In our Internet marketing agency "Textum Vinnytsia" the work is structured as follows: first the copywriter writes the text, checks it several times himself, then the editor checks it, using a check sheet so that nothing is left out of his attention. No article is complete without proofreading. That is why our texts are interesting, useful and written without errors.

Text editing is the same "finishing work". Be sure to read and, if necessary, edit the information provided. Of course, there are various text programs and services on the Internet and on a computer. They will indicate which words need to be "prepared". Unfortunately, no text editor will be able to "see" all the errors in spelling, stylistic use of words of different categories (synonyms, homonyms, paronyms), grammatical nuances. When you need to write an article for people (and not just for search engines), not only literacy is expected from the author. The information must be logical, clearly written, specific and convincing. Only such a text will be easy to read in one breath.

So, the author needs an editor to help make the texts:

  • not only lexically and grammatically correct, but also intelligible;

  • such that are easily perceived, are convincing and meaningful;

  • useful and informative for people.


Ways to edit text: useful tips

Some copywriters think that editing and proofreading are different stages of work. In fact, it is difficult to draw a clear line between them. You can't edit material without reading it, and it's hard to read without editing. If the author edits the text on the machine, then he has every chance to get unreadable and "overdried" material.

Consider the basic techniques of text editing:

Reception №1. Crushing sentences

Do not write too long sentences, if they are cumbersome, it is better to break them into several short ones. Example: We are engaged in the design and manufacture of new generation elevator equipment, which is in high demand not only in Ukraine but also in the CIS countries, pleased with its operational features, as well as the ability to work in automatic mode.

This text is incorrect. It is better to write like this: We design and manufacture new generation elevator equipment. Our products are in high demand not only in Ukraine but also in the CIS countries. It is pleasantly pleased with its operational features, as well as the ability to work in automatic mode.

Reception №2. Detailing of abstract adjectives

When editing text, you can often see abstract adjectives, which greatly complicate the perception of the material. Here is a list of words that are often used in texts, but do not say anything specific: convenient, reliable, high quality, profitable, accessible, etc.

Reception №3. Replacement of long words

Do not use abstract adjectives, such as: highly qualified, competent. It is better to write more convincingly: specialist with 10 years of experience.


Reception №4. Delete amplifier words

Amplifier words add emotional color, but are devoid of any meaning. Such words include: really, absolute, strongly, anyone. Sometimes such words are necessary, but the main thing is not to overdo it. Example: Our online store offers really the best prices for literature. We are ready to deliver the goods to any city of Ukraine very quickly and without delays.

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