Proofreading in Law Firms

Proofreading in Law Firms

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Our Proofreading in Law Firms course helps establish good habits as people check and review draft documents and other important written work. This training puts attention to detail into practice.

Proofreading in Law Firms helps prevent costly mistakes and inconsistencies as well as grammatical and spelling errors.

Course Content

Proofreading in Law Firms should be a vital part of your firm’s risk and reputation management. Clients will rightly be concerned if your staff produce documents containing ‘silly mistakes’.

This training will ensure that they appreciate the importance of accuracy and know how to check and review documents in order to deliver the high standards that your clients expect.

Content

“Proofreading in Law Firms” explains how proofreading is a completely different skill from writing, and why it matters so much to law firms and their clients. The course includes practical exercises and also covers:

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

Outcomes

As a result of attending our “Proofreading in Law Firms” 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

Format

Interactive course.

Delegates

Anyone who writes or checks important documents. The course will be of particular benefit to Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and professional support staff.

Proofreading In Law Firms Live Online Course

2-3 hours

Lawyers and non-lawyers

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Delegates

Anyone who writes or checks important documents. The course will be of particular benefit to Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and professional support staff.

Proofreading In Law Firms Face-to-face Course

2 to 3 hours

Lawyers and non-lawyers

E-learning

Our online proofreading course for lawyers will give you a structure and range of tips for better proofreading. It includes plenty of exercises to test how good you are at spotting errors and a downloadable reference with tips at the end of the course.

You can work through the modules of the course at your own pace. You can stop at any time. The next time you log in you will be prompted to restart the course at the place you left off.

Content

Proofreading a legal document is a critical skill if you want to produce clear and high quality correspondence. When drafting a letter, contract or court document, even the most minor of errors or omissions could have dire consequences to the meaning of the document.

Developing a keen eye and the ability to accurately proofread your documents, will reduce costly errors and save a great deal of time.

  • Learn to identify the common problems for proof-readers
  • Learn proofreading tips for dealing with
    • Emails
    • Long documents (contracts, agreements, statements)
    • Checking the numbers and calculations
  • Participate in four test-yourself exercises
  • Take a final scored exercise to evaluate your progress
  • Have access to our proofreading tips in a PDF download

Outcomes

As a result of this course, you will:

  • understand the importance of proofreading
  • demonstrate improved proofreading skills
  • deal quickly and efficiently with common problems
  • produce accurate documents

Delegates

This course is perfect for anyone working in a law firm who wants improve their proofreading skills.

 

Proofreading In Law Firms E-learning Course

1.5 hours

Lawyers and non-lawyers

£30 + VAT

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Delegates

Anyone who writes or checks important documents. The course will be of particular benefit to Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and professional support staff.

Proofreading In Law Firms Open Course

2 to 3 hours

Lawyers and non-lawyers

£250 + VAT

Tutors

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Doug Robinson
Rachael Davis-Stollar
Rachael Davis-Stollar

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