Proofreading skills

Course information

First impressions last. The written word is often the first point of contact between you and your customers. That’s why it’s crucial that all your customer communications use correct English. After all, how do you feel when you read a professional report, leaflet, letter or website that contains grammar mistakes or typos? Not impressed?

Proofreading is an essential skill, whether you’re checking your own writing or your colleagues’ work. 

The challenge for writers lies in avoiding errors and inconsistencies in grammar, language and punctuation. What’s a quick way to check that a sentence is grammatically correct? When do you use ‘that’ and ‘which’? When can you use ‘infer’? What’s best practice in writing numbers and dates?  These are the kinds of issues that proofreaders face every day. On this highly practical course, a professional proofreader (an ex-Irish Times  sub-editor) will share her skills so you can proofread more confidently and effectively.

After this proofreading course, you will:

Who should attend?

This Proofreading course is for anyone who writes at work and wants to feel confident that their use of English is correct. It will
give you confidence in your existing knowledge and skills – and techniques to develop your proofreading abilities so you’re more
efficient and effective.

What’s covered in this course

1

Role of a proofreader

2

Grammar and punctuation

3

20 top tips for proofreaders

For a more detailed course outline, please get in touch.

Course delivery options ​

Live online training

Practical interactive online session. Then, for more practice, a proofreading assignment is checked by a professional editor.

Tailored in-house courses

Get the training you need with customised onsite training for your teams. One-day or half-day courses for small groups.

Bespoke coaching – online

One-to-one sessions focus on your challenges and objectives. Practical exercises are based on your own materials.

Get expert tips for your business writing

Want a refresher on punctuation? Or a quick guide to plain English? What about tips on writing for your website? Or useful phrases for minutes? Our fact-sheets are full of information that will help you to write clear, correct English.

We’ve delivered proofreading and editing courses to many leading organisations, including

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