Classroom Course: Grammar and Proofreading Quick Wins 2017-06-07T08:12:56+00:00
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Grammar and Proofreading Quick Wins

All too often, good writing is ruined because of a silly mistake. Our in-house Grammar and Proofreading Quick Wins training course will teach learners how to check their writing is grammatically correct and free of mistakes before it leaves their desks.

Course overview

Grammar and Proofreading Quick Wins teaches learners how to avoid all the most common spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. It also covers professional techniques for proofreading, including how to carefully check design. Also, learners will be taught how to give effective and constructive feedback.

Taught by a professional writer, the training is based around a PowerPoint presentation, with plenty of exercises and discussion. After the training delegates receive a detailed handbook so they can review the course content back at their desks.

Key modules

What is proofreading and why is it important?
The trainer will initiate a discussion around the difference between editing and proofreading, and what can happen when mistakes are made.

Professional proofreading techniques
Learners are taught simple processes and solutions to make sure no mistakes slip through the net.

Better spelling
Here, the trainer teaches learners how to avoid the most common spelling mistakes, covers why spell checkers can be unreliable and gives learners top tips for better spelling.

Where to put your punctuation
How to use commas, colons, semi-colons and apostrophes properly.

Grammar 101
The training clears up some of the most common grammatical misunderstandings, and teaches learners when it’s actually OK to break grammar rules – and shows them the impact it can have on their writing.

Proofreading design
Here, the trainer goes through a handy ticklist for checking design work, which includes spotting widows and orphans, checking captions and ensuring page numbers are correct.

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Quick facts

Who should attend?
Grammar and Proofreading Quick Wins will be beneficial for anyone who writes business documents, including:

  • Sales managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Product managers
  • Bid managers
  • Sales executives
  • Marketing executives
  • PR professionals
  • Sales support personnel
  • Business development managers
  • HR personnel

How many days?
This course lasts for three hours.

In-house training
This is an in-house course for up to 20 learners.

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What do our clients say?

“Within days of Writing Machine Academy delivering its Grammar and Proofreading Quick Wins course to our marketing and communications team, I was already noticing improvements. The trainer taught us lots of useful techniques for spotting mistakes and made us aware of the things to look out for, as well as clearing up our punctuation bugbears.”
Christine Hobart, Senior Manager of Internal Communications, Grant Thornton
“The Grammar and Proofreading Quick Wins course from Writing Machine Academy gave our HR Services – Administration, Recruitment and Payroll teams ­– easy to implement techniques to check their own work for sense and errors. The course covered spelling, grammar and punctuation and provided great hints and tips. The half-day format worked really well, with a very inclusive atmosphere. And I’m pleased to say that the team is already putting into practice what they learned.”
Simone Comelio, HR Services Manager, Midlands Co-operative Society Ltd
“The trainer asked delegates to complete a post-course questionnaire, and I later found out that the delegates had given the course a score of 4.8 out of 5. I’m not surprised, as from the feedback they gave me, it was really excellent and one of the best courses they’ve been on.”
Fiona Nicolson, Senior Marketing Manager, Cofunds

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