This Week’s Featured Course:
Proofreading and Editing
Effective Techniques for Flawless Publications
Next course date: August 22-23, 2019 – click here for full details
This two-day workshop is a perfect fit for anyone whose job requires them to proofread and edit their own or others’ written work.
Those new to the skills will gain a working ability to proofread, including knowledge of the marks and techniques. Experienced proofreaders will benefit from this course as a refresher and also from the practice and group commentaries.
You’ll learn the principles of plain language editing, practice in an enjoyable group environment, and receive immediate feedback on your progress. Through group corrections, individual practice and discussion, you’ll come away with the confidence to proof and edit even the most important documents.
At the end of this seminar, you will be able to:
• Explain why proofreading and editing are important, and assess the consequences of written error
• Improve your “proofing eye” through practice
• Use the six key proofreading categories
• Use basic proofreading marks
• Avoid common spelling errors, particularly those made due to similarities between English and French wording
• Analyze and improve written content
• Streamline sentence and paragraph structure for clarity and readability
• Eliminate “fillers”
• Improve and energize writing style by eliminating the passive voice
Your workshop leader is Moira W. Moira is a versatile communicator and instructor with decades of experience editing, writing, teaching, and managing projects for government and corporate clients. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy, and thoroughly understands the public policy making process and plain language guidelines. Moira has extensive editing experience, and excels in helping clients develop style guidelines and appropriate means of disseminating information. She has managed onsite production of reports in Canada and Europe; has traveled across Canada with public consultations writing, editing, and producing reports; and has synthesized the work of multiple authors and written executive summaries. Moira has taught editing and writing courses in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, and Nunavut to government and corporate clients, as well as for the Editors’ Association of Canada.
For more information, please contact:
Tel: 613-234-2020, ext. 21