How to Review or Proofread an Article?

Avik Chattopadhyay By Avik Chattopadhyay, 2nd Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A top quality content is one that is well written, well reviewed and perfectly proofread. But how to review or proofread an article after you write it? Please have a deep insight into the matter before you build an opinion of your own.

Review and Proofread:

The success of an article depends on a number of factors. The title plays the role of a magnet to attract people to the article. Now once a viewer opens your post and starts reading, you have to draw his attention with enough skill to make him spare some time to go deep into the article and complete reading. Otherwise, he will just start reading, run through 2 to 3 sentences and then jump to other pages. Thus all your efforts behind writing the article will turn to a big zero. So once you write an article, you have to review it to confirm the following criteria are fulfilled.

• The subject matter of an article has to be lucid. Even if you discuss a tough subject, you have to elaborate everything in the layman’s terms. Otherwise, some of your readers may get confused. If the article is not easy to read and understand, it is most likely that you will lose the interest of the readers. Elaboration will lead the article to become lucid and clearer to the audience.

• You have to look at the audience you are writing for. The style of your writing will differ in accordance with the targeted reader base. When you are writing an article only for the top class talents, you have to maintain a high standard in pitch and usage of phrases or words. But if you are writing an article for the general people, you have to make it liquid; so that you can spread your idea even to the section of people who are not educated enough.

• Again you have to maintain a particular pitch throughout the article. You can write in a friendly tone or in a rather professional tone depending on the kind of article you are writing and the prospective reader base.

• Support is always welcome to strengthen your point of view. If you have any quotation or source, you can always furnish them to establish your idea.

• The next important step of reviewing an article is proofreading. You have to proofread the article to make sure that it is grammatically sound. Check the spellings and if possible request someone grammatically strong, to proofread the article for you.

• Aim to maintain an approximate word count of 400 to 700 words. An article with the word limit between 450 to 550 words suits the habits of the average internet users. If you make the post unnecessarily lengthy, the readers may not have enough patience to read the post. You can easily divide a long article into two interesting and attractive posts.

• Always try to avoid run-on sentences. Break a long sentence into parts and create short yet smart sentences. This will make the post attractive to the readers. When you proofread an article, split long sentences in a way that one sentence conveys only one idea.

• Lastly, use plenty of white spaces in the article. Divide it into different paragraphs or use bullets to make it easy to read.

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
I am the owner and CEO of Writing4u - an online content writing service provider located in India. The link to the website is http://writing4u.info

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author avatar Mikey.
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Good article good advice.Thanks.

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for the appreciation Mikey!

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author avatar ghazala zafar
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for the guidelines!

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

You are welcome! Be happy and keep reading...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Avik great share about long sentence avoidance.

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

you are welcome...

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author avatar Buzz
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Very interesting and useful information, my friend. FB-liked.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

An interesting overview of the process.

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks guys for your complements...

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author avatar jemdeleon13
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for the tips, very informative

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for the tips, Avik. You have covered from all angles. One needs to be reminded often as we tend to get carried away and lose focus - siva

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

A valid point really! Thanks Siva

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author avatar Retired
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Good tips, Avik. Namaste- rd

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks rama...
Namaste

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author avatar Denise O
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Avik, this is a darn good page on proof reading ones work. Also, you are so right, you must know your readers and work for them, as much as you write for yourself. Really a well written page. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for your comment Denise...

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author avatar Carol
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

A very useful article, many thanks.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

Well said, thank you!

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
4th Jan 2012 (#)

Excellent! :-)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
5th Jan 2012 (#)

I am proud to be able to say
That I have a diploma from the RSA
In English language with credit
Your page is 100% correct.
(With a little poetry thrown in)

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author avatar Jules Castillo
5th Jan 2012 (#)

brilliant

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
5th Jan 2012 (#)

cowboynextdoor. On the celebrity page we mentioned look-a-likes and you are thought to look like John Travolta.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
6th Jan 2012 (#)

really...i will go to that page.lol

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author avatar G.S. Vijay Kumar
10th Jan 2012 (#)

can you provide your e-mail id, so that I can contact you.
G S Vijay Kumar,

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
13th Jan 2012 (#)

writing4u.info@gmail.com

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Simply too good, like you..

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Rezaul

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author avatar sriramraj
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Nice tips Avik. Thanks for writing a detailed article

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Jan 2012 (#)

Really good advice Avik, thank you for sharing these tips..

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
9th Feb 2012 (#)

so much to learn about.. Thanks for your knowledge sharing..

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author avatar Funom Makama
2nd Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks Avik, for the valid points

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author avatar Retired
29th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks for the insight, success for your article

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author avatar Carlos Andam
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Avik, thank you for sharing this writing guide, very nice indeed!

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
19th Dec 2014 (#)

Good tips. Thanks for sharing.

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