This practical proofreading training course is designed to ensure that your written communications are accurate and that they communicate the intended message. Sharing our expertise through practical delivery, we will build your knowledge and skill to enable you to become a confident and effective proofreader.
Common issues in spelling, grammar and punctuation will be explored and you'll discover the importance of rules governing topics such as capitalisation and hyphenation. In the afternoon we'll build on this knowledge through application of a number of proofreading techniques that will enable you to make immediate improvements to the quality of your documents or copy.
By the end of the training you will be able to:
- Recognise the importance and benefits of effective proofreading
- Distinguish proofreading skills from editing skills
- Increase accuracy in spelling, punctuation, grammar and consistency
- Build confidence in the rules governing English
- Use a range of strategies and techniques to find different types of errors
- Implement a robust proofreading process for your team, department or organisation
Do you write or proofread emails, letters, reports, minutes, press releases or marketing copy for your organisation? If the answer is yes then this course is for you.
The course content is relevant to all levels of staff including up to and including senior managers. It is popular with people from various departments such as finance, human resources, marketing, administration as well as technical staff.
Kate McKay Chartered Marketer MCIM DipCAM (DigitalM)
Kate is an award winning and CIPD qualified L&D professional with 21 years' experience in the successful design and delivery of public, bespoke and accredited training programmes across the public and private sector. As a professionally qualified and experienced Chartered Marketer Kate also delivers the CIM Professional Qualification in Northern Ireland.
A word from Kate:
I formed AKU Training in January 2014 and I’m now excited to be working with individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland and beyond to develop knowledge and skills for career enhancement and organisation success. It’s those ‘lightbulb moments’ on a training course that inspire me. When a participant stops in their tracks and says “why didn’t I know this before? or “That will really change how I do x, y or z”. That’s where my buzz comes from, knowing it’s really worked.
I'm the lead trainer for a number of courses:
- Effective Report Writing
- Interpersonal Skills
- Event Management
- Time Management
- Marketing Fundamentals and Marketing Management
- LinkedIn Training
I believe our success at AKU comes from four key areas:
Our training is not theory based from a book. It's fun, engaging and practical. It deals with real challenges and provides templates and tools for immediate improvement.
WE'VE WALKED THE TALK
We're not academics. We are people that have experienced your role and challenges ... for many years before we became trainers.
We are also expert trainers with vast experience of sharing our knowledge in the most effective way to transfer that knowledge to you.
WE'LL KEEP IN TOUCH
We want to help you to develop the skills that you need. That's why we’ll keep in touch happily answer any ongoing queries you may have after the training.
Check out the range of training that we provide at www.aku.training/course-schedule
We'd be delighted to chat to you about your training needs, welcome you onto one of our public courses or deliver a bespoke course tailored to your needs.
Please note that the cancellation policy for our public training courses is as follows:
More than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.
Less than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.
More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.
Less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.
Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time at no cost.
Full joining instructions for the course will be emailed to you at least five working days prior to the course. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact a member of our team on 028 9016 0587 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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