Proof-read to Perfection

Everyone makes mistakes. But these reflect badly on your organisation’s image as well as the products or services you provide. In this workshop you will learn the key proofreading skills needed to consistently remove surface errors and improve writing quality.

Working individually and in small groups, you will take part in a variety of accuracy-based exercises designed to build your confidence and effectiveness as a proofreader.

This workshop is for you if…

You need to improve the accuracy of their and others’ written communication.

Outcomes

After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • spot common errors in your organisation’s documents
  • use a proven proofreading process to improve accuracy
  • act as an essential resource for your team or department

Workshop Outline

Proofreading fundamentals

  • How good is your proofreading?
  • Proofreading vs editing
  • Competencies of expert proof-readers
  • Proofreading quiz

Understanding Reading 

  • Reading and the brain
  • Understanding word shapes
  • Proofreading techniques

A proofreading process

  • Skimming to get the ‘gist’
  • Considering style and formatting
  • Spotting grammar mistakes
  • Checking spelling and punctuation
  • Reading for coherence and consistency
  • Checking factual accuracy

Proof-reading practice 

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2020  
March 4 June 10 August 19 October 28

 Length: 1 day

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Course Fees: S$668.75 (including GST)