Proofreading Masterclass

Catch credibility-busting mistakes before you hit ‘send’

For: Anyone who proofreads their own or other people’s work

Level: Foundation

Time: 2 hours – 1/2 day (face-to-face or virtual courses)

Proofreading your own work is difficult – for everyone.

When we know something well, our brain predicts what it’s going to see. So, we see what we expect to see. This makes spotting errors in our own writing difficult and time-consuming.

On the Proofreading Masterclass, your team will learn how to ‘trick’ their brain into seeing their writing with fresh eyes by using a game-changing technique.

They’ll learn editing techniques and working practices that minimise errors. And they’ll discover online tools and resources that can support them.

Your team will be able to:

  • Identify and correct mistakes in their own work more effectively
  • Reduce the time they spend proofreading by using better techniques
  • Improve their reputation with clients and senior managers who will no longer be distracted by mistakes

Content for the Proofreading Masterclass

Why proofreading matters

  • How mistakes can reduce their credibility, change their meaning and distract their readers

Proofreading techniques and practices

  • Why proofreading their own work is so difficult
  • A game-changing proofreading technique that actually works
  • An editing technique that reduces the risk of accidentally introducing errors
  • Common mistakes to watch out for
  • Working practices that enhance proofreading

Tools that will help them to proofread better

  • Proofreading tools in Microsoft and GoogleDocs
  • Online proofreading tools, such as Grammarly
  • Online resources, including dictionaries and grammar guides

Learning options for the Proofreading Masterclass

  • Training only
  • Combine with reviews of your people’s writing
  • Combine with coaching for individual team members
  • Combine with a consulting project to develop common standards, processes and tools for all your communications

Your training programme will include implementation resources and support to help your team make fast progress with their writing skills.

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My training is based on my 20 years’ experience as a business writer and communications professional.

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I’m based in London and work with clients
across the UK and internationally.

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If you’d like to have a chat about the Proofreading Masterclass for your team, please send me a message.