A simple checklist

  • Are your notes accurate? (Or are they messy and hard to read when you return to the office?)
  • Have you properly attributed information?
  • Are the five Ws covered in your story?
  • Have you doublechecked facts? (This includes any numbers, math)
  • Have you doublechecked spelling of names?
  • Have you done a second read-thru to self-edit?
  • Have you made a printout of your work and put yourself in the position of being a reader?
  • Have you spellchecked your copy?