After watching "What is Peer Editing," "Writing Peer Review - Top 10 Mistakes," and viewing the slideshow "Peer Editing with Perfection Tutorial," I have learned many tips on peer editing and other useful information. The number one most important rule in peer editing is staying positive. Peer reviews should be written or said how you would want them to be said to you. I guess it all comes down to the saying "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
You should always start off with a compliment, commenting on what the author has done well. After complimenting, offer suggestions on how the author can make his or her work better. Suggestions should be specific. They should be based on word choice, use of detail, organization, sentences, and topic. You should aim to note suggestions in a positive way. After suggestions, if there are any errors in grammar, punctuation, sentences, or spelling, then you should let the author know.
If I was peer reviewing on an already edited work, then I would comment publicly. But if I was asked to edit just written work, then I would email my peer my suggestions. I think suggestions and corrections for non edited work should not be displayed publicly. A non edited paper should have errors and I do not think that they should be displayed for everyone to see.
The hardest part about editing blog post for me, is that I like to edit on hard copies. My suggestions and corrections are more accurate when I can read each line and make corrections. When editing a blog post, it is easier for me to overlook things and make mistakes.
From these three presentations, I have learned that you should care about what is being edited and care about the comments you are receiving. You should strive to be positive and be specific. You should be serious about reviewing your peers work and editing your own.