Proofreading skills

Workshop 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 workshop, you will:

Who should attend?

This 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?


Role of a proofreader


Grammar and punctuation


20 top tips for proofreaders

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