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Editing Services > Sample Proofreading (Basic) Edit

The following passage comes from Successful Writing at Work by Philip C. Kolin (page 85). It contained no errors in its original form; it was altered for use as both examples.

Original (underlined portions contain errors)

We inspected the tanks at Madisonville and Lacombia for suspected leakage, and found that both were defective but for different reasons. The petrolium tank located at Madisonville is in an area that has seen less company activity over the last few years. It is an old fashioned steel tank that has no protective coating. The tank clearly showed signs of seepage in the Northeast corner judging by the contamination of the soil around this area. Moisture around the tank has corroded the steel casing. The tank at Lacombia, however is in an active area. It is a relatively new tank, 2 years old, that has a protective coating. While we detected no problems from spills, or overfills there was leakage at the pipe joints. We recommend the Madisonville tank be retired, but with further repair and maintenance the Lacombia tank can be available again.

Revision (underlined portions reflect changes made)

We inspected the tanks at Madisonville and Lacombia for suspected leakage and found that both were defective, but for different reasons. The petroleum tank located at Madisonville is in an area that has seen less company activity over the last few years. It is an old fashioned steel tank that has no protective coating. The tank clearly showed signs of seepage in the northeast corner, judging by the contamination of the soil around this area. Therefore, moisture around the tank has corroded the steel casing. The tank at Lacombia, however, is in an active area. It is a relatively new tank (two years old) that has a protective coating. While we detected no problems from spills or overfills, there was leakage at the pipe joints. Therefore, we recommend that the Madisonville tank be retired, and that with further repair and maintenance, the Lacombia tank can be used again.

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