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.
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.
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.
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.
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.