Proofreading Marks & Checklists
for Students

Using editing and proofreading marks makes peer-editing much easier.

When you use these symbols during the editing process, you don't have to write everything out.

Check out the table below to see the most common editing marks to use.


Editing Marks for Students

Symbol
Meaning
Example
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Spell it out.
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Start a new paragraph.
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Capitalize this.
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Make this lowercase.
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Insert a period.
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Close this space.
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Delete.
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Change the order of the words or letters.
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Insert
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Insert a comma.
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Insert an apostrophe.
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Insert quotation marks.
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Insert a space.
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Check this fact.
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