Proofreading & Editing Skills

Proven Tips from Top Professionals

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

Sending out well-composed documents free of error is critical to the credibility of individuals and organizations. In this half-day session, you’ll learn tips and techniques for ensuring a professional image in all written communication.

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One 4-hour session
Quinn McDonald

Anyone who is responsible for error-free documentation or supports management and others by editing memos, letters, or reports.

  • Project a positive, professional image in all written communication.
  • Save time and ensure document quality.
  • Increased confidence in your ability as a writer.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the practical differences between rewriting, editing, and proofreading.
  • Understand your personal proofreading strengths and weaknesses.
  • Choose a proofreading method that works best for you.
  • Explain where most errors occur.
  • Manage your time and work space to proofread more effectively.
  • Increase speed and accuracy in finding errors.
  • The difference between proofreading and editing
    • How to use a spell check and grammar checker
    • Proofreading methods
    • Commonly missed errors
  • Finding internal errors in sentences and punctuation problems
  • Proofreading practice for errors in:
    • Characters
    • Punctuation
    • Agreement
    • Spelling
    • Usage
    • Capitalization
  • Spacing and other formatting issues