Power Proofreading

This is a fast-paced workshop that gives participants a clear strategy for thoroughly proofing documents of any length to pinpoint problems with consistency, capitalization, punctuation, formatting and more, as well as tips on how to use Microsoft® Word to aid proofreading on the screen. Note: A good grasp of grammar is required because grammar is not the focus.

This workshop was developed as a 2-hour seminar for the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. For details on upcoming classes, visit the University’s Think Again catalog.

Power Proofreading can be tailored for in-house presentation to help your employees proofread specific types of documents. If you provide non-proprietary sample documents, Karen can include examples and practice material applicable to your industry.

Power Proofreading – Proposals was presented at the Public Procurement Forum in Hampton, Va., the Virginia state government’s annual conference for state and local procurement professionals and suppliers.

The basic topics are:

  • What makes a good proofreader
  • The difference between proofreading and editing
  • Useful proofing tools & references
  • How to create and use a style sheet

Proofing Techniques

  • Overall formatting
  • Vertical spacing
  • Headings
  • Text
  • Numbers
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Other elements (captions, footnotes, sidebars, tables of contents, index)
  • How to use Microsoft® Word 2007/2010 Proofing Aids

Contact Karen if you’d like to schedule an in-house workshop.

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