Written Communications

Editing & Proofreading Skills (2 Days) - Virtual or In-person


This course will help you reach your next level of skill development. It will help you acquire essential editing and proofreading skills for every form of writing. You will learn how to edit and proofread the work of others as well as your own.

    You will gain confidence as an editor and proofreader. You will also learn the 'Dos' and 'Don’ts' of self-editing and editing for others. You will discover the best way to proofread “live copy” from “dead copy.” The Gregg Reference Manual is used as our standard.

      NOTE: This course supports the principles of Plain Talk.

        Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

        • Edit your writing to meet the needs of the reader.
        • Edit for descending order.
        • Edit documents to eliminate wordiness, false starts, padding, stacked nouns, passive voice, adverb intensifiers, prepositional phrases, imprecise language, jargon, foreign terms, redundancies, and other related problems.
        • Edit to keep tone acceptable.
        • Proofread for major and minor grammatical errors to include use of pronouns, subject-verb agreement, phrases, references, and negatives.
        • Edit and proofread for proper word choices and punctuation usage.
        • Proofread for spelling problems beyond the spell checker.
        • Use several editorial checklists.
        • Proofread for software language errors and errors outside of the text.
        • Edit to keep within a readability measurement for the average customer.

        Competencies covered in this class: Written Communication

          Intended Audience: Public sector executive and administrative assistants, office staff, and other professionals who rewrite, edit, or proofread a variety of written documents.

          Virtually Led Trainings: If you’re registering for a virtual training, the classroom link and materials will be sent to you separately within 1-2 business days before the scheduled class date.

          Scheduled Class Location and Dates
          City / Facility Date and Time Course Cost Cancel Date Instructor
          1 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Feb 4 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          • Feb 5 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          $195.00 Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:00 Carriann Lane
          2 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Apr 15 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          • Apr 16 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          $195.00 Mon, 03/29/2021 - 17:00 Carriann Lane
          3 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Jun 22 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          • Jun 23 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          $195.00 Thu, 06/03/2021 - 17:00 Carriann Lane
          4 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Jul 27 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          • Jul 28 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
          $185.00 Thu, 07/08/2021 - 17:00 Carriann Lane