About the Workshop
How do you feel when you read a report, leaflet, letter or professional website that contains errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation? Not impressed?
We all know that business writing must be polished and professional at all times, but the challenge lies in avoiding errors and inconsistencies in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Information must be correct, clear, and concise and must communicate the intended message.
How do you check that a sentence is grammatically correct? When do you use “that” and “which”? When can you use “infer”? What is best practice in writing numbers and dates? These are the kinds of issues that proof-readers face every day.
After this workshop, participants will:
- Understand the role of a proofreader;
- Understand how to proofread a document for accuracy and consistency;
- Be able to identify and correct common errors of grammar and punctuation;
- Be aware of commonly confused words;
- Get a punctuation refresher;
- Know how to read and use proofreaders’ marks; and
- Be able to work through the checklist for proofreaders.
This workshop uses a variety of authentic material, including some from your organisation. It is suitable for anyone who would like to ensure that all of their written material is correct and consistent.
Our trainer is a highly-experienced trainer and former-journalist who specialises in delivering Writing Skills courses for the public and private sectors.
They have worked as a feature writer and sub-editor at The Irish Times and have also been involved in training Irish Times editorial staff. They are a former lecturer on the MA in Journalism at Dublin Institute of Technology and an author.
Full Course Details
Title: Proofreading Skills
Date: Thursday, 4th August 2022
Time: 09:30 am – 1:00 pm
CPD: 3.5 CPD hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Multiple Delegate Discount
3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 15% Discount
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