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Tips for Proofreading Your Next Grant Application

Developing a proofreading strategy can greatly improve the quality of your federal grant application. Here are some tips from grant-making offices across the government that you can use for developing this strategy.

  1. Enlist content proofreaders early in the process to focus on macro issues (e.g., organization of narrative sections, logical flow within your application, etc.)
  2. Develop a master checklist (e.g., list of required forms and attachments, formatting requirements, evaluation criteria, etc.)
  3. Give your application a grade (e.g., rate your own application; identify opportunities for improvement)
  4. Enlist a proofreader late in the process to focus on micro issues (e.g., word choice, sentence structure, and typographical errors)

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