Writing Mechanics Checklist
This piece has been edited for the following:
_____Sentences begin with capital letters.
_____Sentences have correct ending punctuation.
_____Sentences are complete.
_____Paragraphs are indented.
_____Commas are used in compound sentences, and for the listing of items in a series.
_____Quotation marks (where necessary) are used correctly.
_____No contractions are used.
_____Spelling is correct.
_____Unnecessary words, phrases and sentences have been eliminated.
_____Use of common homonyms (there, their, to, too, then, than) is correct.
_____Verb tenses are correct.
_____Subjects and predicates agree and are consistent.
_____Pronouns agree with nouns they replace.
_____Apostrophes are used correctly for possessive nouns.
_____Proper nouns and adjectives are capitalized.
_____Colons, semi-colons, parentheses and dashes are used correctly.
_____Underlining (for italics) is used correctly.
_____First and second person pronouns are not used (unless writing is autobiographical or personal).
_____MLA format is used correctly.