Revision: Beyond proofreading, learning to self-edit
This module is designed
to help you become more proficient at editing (not just proofreading) your own writing. In addition to the information on
this page, I also recommend the book "Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing" by Claire Kehrwald Cook.
If any terms are unfamiliar, look up them up in this index.
science writing was traditional written in the passive voice. (Notice that I wrote the last sentence in the passive voice,
but I am writing this sentence in the active voice.) However, science journals are increasingly suggesting that writers use
the active voice to increase the clarity of their writing. Learn more about active versus passive voice here.