The Walden Writing Center also presents a variety of resources on formatting and self-editing to use in these final stages before F&S. To guarantee a smooth F&S review, ideally with minimal changes to do afterward, students should proofread and revise their own work thoroughly.
Students and faculty should prioritize document preparation based on clarity, consistency, economy of expression, correct attribution of previous authors’ work, and basic APA (6th ed.) style. While the editor will make suggestions for further revision when they return the reviewed document, the editors do not expect the document to be free of all errors to reach the F&S review stage.
In turn, though the editors will make direct corrections to a selection of pages and proofread some passages, they will prioritize their feedback based on ProQuest requirements, institutional preferences, and general scholarly writing standards. (For instance, while editors will make corrections to a selection of reference entries, they do not generally check for whether the references for journal articles require an issue number, as this would not interfere with publication in a standard academic journal.)