Proofreading and Editing

This course is a "must do" for anyone who writes or is asked to proofread and / or edit work documents.

"Very helpful with proofreading official documents and with day-to-day emails"
Kylie 

The  Proofreading and Editing course is designed to provide participants with proofreading and editing skills so they will:

Understand the principles of Proofreading

  • using spell and grammar checks
  • where punctuation fits in
  • what you should be looking for
  • does it all make sense

Understand the principles of Editing (and why it is different to Proofreading)

  • presentation
  • structure
  • style

"I will comlete editing and proofreading in speperate steps and incorporate multiple read throughs..."
Rachel 

The Proofreading and Editing course is a hands-on skill based program. Our experienced and qualified ics instructors use an original blend of teaching and presentation techniques, including assessment of different styles of written material, group exercises, group discussion/brainstorming and application to your work-related material.

What can you expect?

By the end of this course you will understand what is required to be competent in:

Proofreading skills

  • spelling
  • grammar
  • setting your computer for industry relevant spell and grammar checks
  • ensuring punctuation is used accurately
  • checking for non-discriminatory or sexist writing
  • checking language is appropriate for the audience
  • using the correct language and tone

Editing skills

  • consistency in writing styles
  • headings, subheadings, underlining, highlighting
  • using your computer for Tables of Contents and Indexes
  • use of white space
  • formats for different types of documents

"I can implement into my workload immediately"   Margaret

Participants receive comprehensive course notes and a bank of skills and resources to practise and use every day.

This program is usually conducted in one day, however we can tailor programs to meet your needs.

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