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Friday, March 07, 2014

WVW Contest F.A.Q. #30

Continuing the series of Frequently Asked Questions about the West Virginia Writers, Inc., Annual Writing Competitions.  To see all of the questions, please click HERE.

QUESTION:  I would like to know if a teacher or parent is allowed to make edits and recommendations on a student's writings?

ANSWER:  Having an outside proofreader is a longstanding tradition for writers of all stripes.  I would suggest that anyone offering editing suggestions explain them to the student and allow them to make the changes.  This way they pick up grammar tips for the future, in addition to having a cleaner story or poem.