I have edited my piece for the following:
_ 1. Sentences begin with capital letters.
_ 2. Sentences have appropriate ending punctuation.
_ 3. Sentences are complete.
_ 4. Paragraphs are indented.
_ 5. Commas are used in compound sentences, for listing the items in a series, and after introducing clauses or phrases.
_ 6. Quotation marks (where necessary) are used correctly.
_ 7. Apostrophes are used correctly for contractions.
_ 8. Apostrophes are used correctly for possessive nouns.
_ 9. Words I know I have trouble with or am unsure about have been checked with a spell checker or dictionary.
_10. Unnecessary words, phrases, and sentences have been eliminated.
_11. Use of common homophones (there, their, they're; to, too, two; your, you're) is correct.
_12. Verb tenses are all in the past or present or appropriate to my purpose.
_13. Proper nouns and adjectives are capitalized.
_14. Semi-colons are used correctly.
_15. Underlining (for italics) is used correctly for book titles.
_16. Parentheses and dashes are used correctly.
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