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Improving your Proofreading and Editing Skills


14 Jul 2022




Virtual Classroom



Proofreading and editing other people’s work can often feel like a thankless task. It’s difficult, time consuming and few people appreciate being told their work is full of mistakes or that you’ve had to chop it in half.

This workshop will help you make bad writing good, good writing great and spot embarrassing and potentially costly mistakes – without offending your clients and colleagues.

Event Type: Classroom

Address: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Places available: 8

Places remaining: 7

Trainer: Lorraine Forrest-Turner MPRCA

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Event Overview

How attendees will benefit:
You’ll recognise what makes good writing good so you can correct bad writing more easily.
You’ll be able to explain to others why you’ve made the changes you’ve made.
You’ll feel more confident challenging other people’s mistakes.
And you’ll learn the common grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors so you can watch out for them.

Who should attend:
The course is for anyone who edits and/or proofreads their own and/or other people’s writing. It’s particularly suitable for people who edit newsletters, magazines, web copy, press releases and proposals.

What attendees will learn:
• The differences between editing and proofreading
• The role of structure and message in writing good copy
• How to cut copy and make the message stronger
• Replacing empty words and clichés with useful words and sincerity
• Why verbs are more important than adjectives • Common grammatical errors and how to prevent them
• The skills required to be an effective proof reader
• The importance of style guides

Special delegate instructions
Delegates should bring with them an early draft that requires editing and/or proofreading.