Students can benefit from peer editing if they know what they should be doing.
Persuasive writing must be powerful. Students need to learn to write bold statements portraying confidence in their ideas. Help and encourage students to be bold in their opinions.
Tape to large cubes or tissue boxes.
This editing chart was on Pinterest. I have used the CUPS strategy for years. Capitalize, Understanding, Punctuations, Spelling/sentences. This is an easy way for students to remember the things they need to check in their writing pieces.
ARMS is new to me but is a great suggestion. Add, Remove, Move, Substitute. Students need to understand they can write on their "sloppy copy" while using editing marks. Going through the phases of writing takes time and should be made as painless as possible. Revising is a standard found within Common Core Curriculum.
Story centers provide great opportunities for creativity. Print this image for an easy center. All you need is dice and writing supplies.