Proof-read to Perfection

This workshop can be delivered face-to-face or online. 

 

Everyone makes mistakes. But these can reflect badly on your organisation’s image as well as on the products or services you provide.  

In this course, 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 explore a five-step process to proofreading and take part in a variety of accuracy-based exercises designed to build your confidence and effectiveness as a proof-reader.

This workshop is for you if…

You who would like to proofread yours and others’ work to improve its accuracy.  

Outcomes

After taking this workshop you should be able to:

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

Workshop Outline

Proofreading fundamentals 

  • Proofreading vs editing 
  • Understanding reading 
  • Proofreading strategies and tools  

 How to proofread 

  • A proofreading process 
  • Skimming a text for ‘gist’  
  • Checking formatting and layout   

 Proofreading – checking language 

  • Checking grammar  
  • Checking words and spelling  
  • Checking punctuation 

 Proofreading – checking accuracy 

  • Ambiguous sentences 
  • Checking for consistency 
  • Checking for factual accuracy

Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Face-to-face workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public Training Dates 2020/2021
10 June 28 October
10 March