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Proofreading

Synopsis

Grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, inconsistencies - these types of errors can damage your business by giving the wrong impression to your customers.

Our proofreading course is designed to help staff at all levels improve the way they check and review their written work. Like all our courses, we are happy to produce proofreading examples and exercises based on your own documents.


Outcomes

As a result of attending the course, you will be able to:

  • understand the importance of proofreading
  • demonstrate improved proofreading skills
  • deal quickly and efficiently with common problems
  • consistently apply a 'house' style
  • produce accurate documents
Proofreading
Proofreading

Content

  • Editing, reviewing and proofreading. What’s the difference?
  • Why do we struggle to spot mistakes?
  • A new way of reading
  • Developing an eye for detail
  • Cutting out the errors
  • Common problems addressed
  • Dealing with the “unknown unknowns”
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Consistency and use of a style guide
  

Format

Short input sessions and discussions, relevant exercises and tutor feedback on delegates' work.

Duration

2 - 3 hours

Delegates

Anyone wanting to improve their proofreading

Maximum 15 delegates

Tutors

Doug Robinson

 

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To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300.