Virtual course

Overview

Efficient editing and accurate proofreading ensure your copy achieves the desired communication impact while protecting your brand reputation. When it comes to effective communication, grammar, spelling and punctuation are critical to success.

The pressure to turnaround work at speed means it is all too easy for mistakes to go unnoticed until they are published. This is especially true for the increasing number of professionals reviewing the work of others or self-editing as deadlines close in.

This practical workshop covers the fundamental principles of proofreading and copy editing necessary to ensure that your writing is readable, persuasive and effective. It will help you identify and prevent common authoring mistakes, improve your editing process and develop professional proofreading skills in a supportive environment that allows you to practice while building confidence.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for people at all levels looking to become more confident at proofreading and copy-editing.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn the top 30 common grammar mistakes
  • Create a powerful content style guide
  • Get to grips with editing for digital
  • Deal with UK grammar vs US grammar
  • Avoid tautology
  • Improve your email styles
  • Copy editing tags
  • Recognise and fix the top ten punctuation blunders
  • Avoid clichés
  • Ensure your content is powerful
  • Learn how to outsmart grammar apps
  • Practice your editing and proofreading skills

Course Dates

Start Date Duration Location
24 Sep 2021 1d Virtual
 
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14 Jan 2022 1d Virtual
 
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Course Director

Jonathan Gabay

Jonathan is an award-winning copywriter and digital specialist. He works with leading corporates, PR companies, and the media on websites, podcasts, blogs, videos, corporate speeches, social media, and much more. He is the author of the definitive copywriting handbook on grammar – Gabay’s Copywriters’ Compendium.

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