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Proofreading

Synopsis

Clients pay you for your attention to detail. Grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, inconsistencies – these errors damage your business.

This proofreading course is designed to help delegates establish good habits in the way they check and review written work.


Outcomes

As a result of attending the course, you will be able to:

  • understand the importance of proofreading
  • demonstrate improved proofreading skills
  • deal quickly and efficiently with common problems
  • consistently apply a 'house' style
  • produce accurate documents

Content

Introduction
  • What exactly is proofreading and why does it matter (to the firm and to me)?
  • Why is it a difficult skill to put into practice?

 

Practical techniques to your improve proofreading
  • The advantages and limitations of spellcheckers
  • Learning to read – for sense and accuracy
  • Top 10 tips to improve your proofreading

 

Common problems and how to solve them
  • Getting rid of clutter
  • Problem words, problem punctuation
  • Grammar myths dispelled

 

Consistency and control
  • Proofreading marks
  • Version control
  • Do we need a style guide?

 

Proofreading in practice
  • Case study
  • Formulating a guide to best practice
  • Session summary – what will you do differently?

 

  

Format

The course uses quizzes, exercises and case studies to ensure the training is interactive and engaging.

Duration

2 - 3 hours

Delegates

Paralegals & other support staff
Maximum 20 per course

Tutors

Doug Robinson

 

 

 

 

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 83000114 273 8300.