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Simon Shachia Oryila
Department of English and Literary Studies
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Philp Chike Aghadiuno
Department of Library and Information Science
Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, Nigeria
The need to properly edit typed-written manuscripts before they are published is not new in the academic circles. What is relatively new is that editing tasks can be handled with the aid of a word processor through “Track Changes,” a useful feature on Microsoft Word which keeps track of the editors activities on the drafts. This paper examines the practice of editing scholarly communication vis-à-vis the application of modern technologies to ensure manuscripts meet acceptable publishing requirements in all matters of grammar, usage, style, diction, spelling, punctuation, among others.