Editing Skills for Company Publications

Editors are crucial to great writing. This hands-on workshop will introduce 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 your readers’ needs.

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 improvement.

Who should attend?

Staff who are responsible for editing company documents and publications. 

Benefits

  • Use a process to edit more confidently and efficiently
  • Produce higher quality writing
  • Develop better relationships with your colleagues and readers

Course Outline

Introduction and Overview

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

Edit for Content

  • Making writing reader-focused
  • Deciding on the best structure
  • Keeping a text on topic

Edit for Language

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

Edit for Grammar

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

Edit for Appearance

  • Perfecting the format
  • Including headings
  • Writing good headlines

Editor's Toolkit

  • Compare style guides
  • Discovering online resources
  • Create a personal toolkit

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2017
November 13-14
Public Training Dates 2018    
March 5-6 May 14-15 July 5-6
September 24-25 November 26-27  

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Maximum group size: 16

Course Fees: $908.43 (including GST)