This practical one-day course will help you increase the accuracy and context of your written content.

Learn the latest tried and tested techniques, symbols and glossaries to support your proofreading work on all forms of written communication in your organisation, including informal emails, reports and marketing materials.

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This course is aimed at:

those who need to ensure accuracy when checking and proofreading either their own or others' written communication. This introductory course is not suitable for professional publishers or copy editors.

You will learn to:

Proofread documents in three key stages.

  • Check that reports, emails and articles have an effective structure.
  • Correctly identify common errors in grammar and punctuation.
  • Use the common proofreading symbols.
  • Perfect writing for professional effect.
  • Relax your ‘computer screen’ eyes using simple exercises.

Course Content:

Why is Proofreading Important?

  • Image, cost and accuracy
  • The importance of double and triple checking
  • Making time and taking a structured approach to proofreading

The Three Stages

  • Scanning the document for sense and a logical layout
  • Is it presented well? Are the sentences and paragraphs effective?
  • Careful proofreading for accuracy

Refresh your English Language

  • How is your grammar?
  • Avoiding the confusion of incorrect punctuation
  • Recognising common mistakes
  • Consistency and numbering
  • Should you rely on Spellcheck?

Can you see the Wood for the Trees?

  • Skimming
  • Foolproof techniques for checking writing

Marking up Documents

  • Legibility – don’t turn the paper into a battlefield
  • Common proofreading symbols
  • Where and when to use symbols

Action Planning

  • Creating your personal action plan for the future

£ 579.00 ex.vat

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Course Duration 1 Day
Location London