Proofreading and Editing

PT5889
Summary
This workshop is designed for those whose job requires them to proofread and edit their own or others' written work. Those new to the skills will gain a working ability to proofread, including knowledge of the marks and techniques. Experienced proofreaders will benefit from it as a refresher and also from the practice and group commentaries.Youll learn the principles of plain language editing, practice in an enjoyable group environment, and receive immediate feedback on your progress. Through group corrections, individual practice and discussion, youll come away with the confidence to proof and edit even the most important documents.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites required for this course.
Duration
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
Audience
This course is designed for anyone whose job requires them to proofread and edit their own or others' written work.
Topics
  • Introduction
  • Six categories of errors
  • Using proofreader's marks
  • Review of basic grammar
  • Plain language editing
  • Structure analysis
  • Overview of style

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