Review any specifications for your document. Before you start editing, check to see that you’ve done what you were asked to do. If it’s an academic assignment, is a certain length specified? Does the assignment call for a certain type size and margins of a specific width? A separate title page? Running heads at the top of each page? Does the assignment ask for an annotated bibliography rather than just a “works cited” page? If the assignment is a brochure, have you covered all important points and included mailing address, email addresses and phone number? If you’re writing a column for a newsletter or newspaper, have you stayed within the word limit?