Editing Skills for Company Publications

Editors are crucial to great writing. This workshop introduces easy-to-use tools and techniques to help you take ordinary writing to the next level. It will give you the ability to polish text until it shines; producing writing that is professional and meets the needs of your readers.

You will work in groups and take part in discussions and interactive exercises. You will also edit texts and receive feedback from your trainer and other participants on your strengths and areas for development.

This workshop is for you if…

You need to edit company documents or publications.

Outcomes

After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • use a process to edit more confidently and efficiently
  • produce higher quality writing
  • develop better relationships with your colleagues and readers

Workshop Outline

Editing fundamentals

  • An editor’s role and responsibilities
  • What makes good writing?
  • An editing process

Editing for content

  • Making writing reader-focused
  • Deciding on the best structure
  • Keeping a text on topic
  • Aligning title, opening and closing

Editing for language

  • Maintaining a consistent style
  • Using the right tone
  • Selecting the right words 

Editing for grammar

  • Identifying common mistakes
  • Following the ‘rules’
  • Choosing tenses
  • Mastering punctuation

Editing for appearance

  • Perfecting the format
  • Including headings
  • Writing good headlines

Editor's Toolkit

  • Comparing style guides
  • Using online resources
  • Creating a personal editing toolkit

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2020
March 12-13 June 4-5 September 17-18 December 7-8

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Course Fees: S$954.44 (including GST)