1. Review the content for spelling and grammar mistakes.
Ensure that all words are spelt correctly and that there are no grammar mistakes. This can be done through a spell checker or by reading through the document carefully.
2. Check for clarity and coherence.
Make sure that the content of the document is clear and easy to follow. Check for sentence fragments, choppy language, and confusing paragraphs. Re-write any sections that seem unclear.
3. Make sure the document meets formatting requirements.
Check that the document has the correct margins, line spacing, font type and size, etc. Verify that all headings and subheadings are in the correct format and that page numbers are correct.
4. Verify that the pagination and table of contents are correct.
Page numbers should be sequenced correctly and match the table of contents if one is included. The table of contents should also be updated to reflect any changes made to the document's content.
5. Check headings and subheadings for accuracy.
Headings and subheadings should accurately reflect the content of the paragraphs they precede. Make sure they are properly formatted and match the style guide if one is available.
6. Verify the page numbers are correct.
Page numbers should be in sequence and appear in the correct places throughout the document. If there are any blank pages, make sure they are numbered correctly and placed in the correct spot in the overall sequence of pages.
7. Check margins, line spacing, and font type and size.
The margins should be standard (usually 1 inch on all sides), line spacing should be set at 1.5 or 2 lines per inch, and font type and size should be consistent throughout the document.
8. Compare to a template or style guide if available.
If there is a template or style guide that the document should follow, compare the document to it to make sure all elements are correct. This includes things like heading levels, font type and size, margin size, etc.