Editors and proof-readers are crucial to great writing. This workshop introduces easy-to-use tools and techniques to help you take ordinary writing to the next level. 

Through a series of hands-on and engaging editing tasks, you will improve your ability to polish text until it shines. As a result you will be able to produce professional, error-free writing that meets the needs of your readers.

This workshop is for you if …

You need to edit or proofread documents at work.


After attending this workshop, you should be better able to:

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

Workshop outline

Editing and proofreading fundamentals

  • An editor’s role and responsibilities
  • Editing vs proofreading
  • 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

Why choose us?

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

Full-day workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public training dates 2021/2022
10-11 February 2022    
Face-to-face Public training dates 2022/2023
13-14 April 24-25 November 2022