Course ID: WFREP

Writing for Results – Editing and Proofreading

This course starts with a concept expressed in the book, On Writing Well, by William Zinsser: “Clear writing is the result of a lot of tinkering.” You will learn techniques professionals use to spot embarrassing mistakes in grammar and usage. You will learn how to spot problems that result from flawed and unclear writing.

This learning experience is delivered in a “live” virtual classroom using the MeetingSphere collaboration platform, making it easy for remote groups in different locations to come together at a convenient time to attend. This approach saves on travel costs and travel time. The course can also be delivered in a face-to-face classroom environment. In both cases, participants access the course activities on their own laptop computers.

Learning Objectives
  • Develop a habit of proofreading to make a positive impression on your reader
  • Edit your writing in ways that help readers more easily grasp your ideas, content and facts
  • Improve your efficiency when self-editing
  • Be more helpful when editing the work of others and giving them feedback

Major Topics
  • Knowing what it takes to be a good editor and proofreader
  • Proofreading perfectly for quality work
  • Catching surface errors such as spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar and typing errors
  • Editing for correctness
  • Focusing on word choice to ensure you express a business-like tone
  • Doing “substantive editing” to improve the flow of the writing and make certain that calls-to-action are strong

Who Should Attend

Business professionals who review and edit the work of colleagues to ensure a high quality deliverable

Fields of Study
Communications and Marketing



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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