Proofread With Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication
“I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence ... In the afternoon I put it back again.”
– Oscar Wilde
Poor proofreading can cost you your job.
A misplaced decimal, a name spelled wrong, a word misused, a number transposed — brush it off and the consequences can be dire.
Don’t leave this important job to chance. Find out the tricks the pros use, and catch the mistakes that can hurt your credibility and ruin your career.
Learn to proofread with perfection, get a grasp on grammar rules and sharpen your editing skills. If you need your written communication letter-perfect, we can help. Introducing Proofread with Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication.
In this 75-minute recording, Fred Kniggendorf, Ph.D., will discuss the most common types of errors, what you can do to catch — and fix — them, and the skills you need to produce effective, error-free communication.
When to use a comma before the seven coordinating conjunctions
How to practice proofreading by watching the news on television
One very outdated proofing tip you’ll hear about at practically every writing seminar
Why it’s important that you have a style guide available when you write
Should bulleted items have periods? We’ll talk about it!
Why you need to know basic punctuation rules
How to recognize trite and overused business words and phrases (“Pursuant to,” “We are in receipt of”) and some suggestions of what to use instead
What to look for when proofing and editing displayed and paragraphed lists
Editing out wasted words (e.g., “that are,” “which is,” “who was”)
Why you should read a document aloud. (You'll catch errors and determine how it will sound to the reader as they sub-vocalize.)
Most readers of reports and emails are skeptical of the information contained in documents that are riddled with easily corrected surface errors. Don’t let yours be one of them. Get your proofreading and editing skills revved up with Proofread With Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication.
Mary Ellen Slayter Editor, Administrative Professional Today
P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Proofread With Perfection fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid — no hassles, no questions asked.
Hear a Free 90-Second Clip of Proofread With Perfection from Fred Kniggendorf:
About Your Speaker:
Fred Kniggendorf, Ph.D., is a training and adult education consultant. He has more than 30 years’ experience in business and manufacturing, primarily in the areas of management, customer service, training, and business writing with U.S. Steel, the American Management Association, and, most recently, as president of Gravyloaf, L.L.C. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences and on-site corporate training courses, and has travelled extensively throughout the United States and abroad facilitating training courses for a wide variety of clients.
Who Should Listen:
Supervisors and managers
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