Editing checklist from University Communications

  • Does the copy make sense and flow easily?
  • Does it meet the needs of your target audience?
  • Does the headline or title fit the text?
  • Did the writer put the most important information at or near the top?
  • Are facts and figures accurate? Do numbers add up?
  • If a number is included before a list, is the same number of items listed? EX: The professor has five research assistants: Alex, Jamal, Kelsey, Orlando and Jane.
  • Are quotations closed? Is the quotation mark font the same as the text? (Copying and pasting from emails can create a different font.)
  • Are names spelled accurately and consistently?
  • Are grammar, spelling and Associated Press Style accurate?
  • Are organizations’ names accurate? Check against their websites.
  • Are phone numbers and web addresses accurate? Call and check online to make sure.

RELATED: Proofreading tips from University Communications

Questions? Contact:

Linda Coutant, Ed.D.
Senior Writer/Editor/Public Information Officer: Content Development and Project Manager
University Communications

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Through the licensing program, Appalachian State protects and enhances its reputation by ensuring that only licensed and approved products displaying University trademarks appear before the public. Additionally, the program enables the institution to share in the benefits derived from the commercial use of these trademarks.

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Next Communications Liaison Team Meeting

  • February 14, 2018
    1:00am - 2:30am
    I.G. Greer Room 224 (Conference Room)