Do you find errors too late, after clients and customers have already noticed them? No more cringing in embarrassment!
In this practical, interactive course, you will learn the techniques that professional proofreaders use to ensure error-free documents. You will be able to apply them to your emails, reports, letters, web pages, and other communications.
You Will Learn To:
- Find errors in formatting, consistency, spelling, word choice, and content, as well as typos, transpositions, and missing words.
- Apply proofreading best practices to increase the accuracy of the materials you produce.
- Recognize bad practices and unconscious habits that lead to overlooked errors.
- Use job aids to sharpen your skills and your attention to detail.
What Students Are Saying
“After taking Proofreading Like a Pro, I look at documents, letters and articles with an entirely new set of eyes. I use the 'proofing' techniques every day and refer to the checklists often. Lynn really knows her craft!”
Lynn Gaertner-Johnston is a gifted teacher.
She has helped thousands of professionals improve their business communications. In her corporate teaching career of more than 25 years, Lynn has worked with executives, engineers, administrative professionals, scientists, sales staff, managers, public employees, and others, helping them get their messages across clearly, concisely, and correctly.
Her 100+ clients include REI, MasterCard, Microsoft, Ledcor, Boeing, Tennessee Valley Authority, PACCAR, Precor, Puget Sound Energy, Port of Seattle, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She also taught managerial communications in the MBA programs at the University of Washington and UW Bothell.
She knows her subject well.
Lynn is the author of the award-winning book Business Writing With Heart: How to Build Great Work Relationships One Message at a Time. Her blog, Business Writing, attracts more than 6 million annual visitors from six continents. She has been quoted on business writing etiquette in The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Atlantic, and other media.
She earned her M.A. in communication from the University of Notre Dame and her B.A. in English from Bradley University. She studied proofreading and editing at New York University.
Lynn teaches with a love of her subject and a pleasure in sharing its practical value. She is dedicated to helping people communicate more effectively.
What Students Are Saying
—Mary Russell, Systems Analyst–Integration, ZirMed