Writing Effectively at The World Health Organization


Revising and proofreading are the last phases of the standard writing process we encourage you to follow: prewriting, organizing, drafting, revising and proofreading. Both are crucial steps to ensuring that all your work-related documents are effective; that is, that they communicate clearly, achieve their purpose, and meet the reader’s needs.

As we discussed in Module 1, the revising process can be split into two categories: revising for style and mechanics, and revising for flow and consistency.

Since revising is essential to all documents you write, we offer you summaries of the primary things to consider, which apply to all the document types you’ve studied in this module. As you work through this final section of Module 2, you may find it helpful to refer to Module 1’s extensive discussion of revising.

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