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. Your written communication needs to be letter-perfect. We can help. Join us Tuesday, August 19, for Proofread With Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication.
In this 75-minute webinar, 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- One very outdated proofing tip you’ll hear about at practically every writing seminar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. Register for this unique webinar TODAY.
Mary Ellen Slayter
Editor, Administrative Professional Today
P.S. Registration Bonus. Sign up for the Proofread With Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication webinar and we’ll send you Business Writing That Gets Results. From common errors (and how to avoid them) to tips on structure, revisions and more, this Executive Summary will help you improve your business communication skills. We’ll email it to you as a PDF download at no cost whatsoever — IF you’re one of the first 50 registrants.
P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Proofreading With Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication fails to meet your needs, we will refund 100% of your tuition — no hassles, no questions asked. Your course materials and bonus download are yours to keep.
|Tuesday, August 19
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
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.
Early Registration Bonus:
The first 50 registrants for Proofread With Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication will receive a copy of Business Writing That Gets Results. From common errors (and how to avoid them) to tips on structure, revisions and more, this Executive Summary will help you improve your business communication skills. A $39.95 value, our gift to you — IF you’re among the first 50 people to sign up.
This event is certified for credit hours toward the American Society of Administrative Professionals’ (ASAP) Professional Administrative Certificate of Excellence (PACE). For more information, visit www.asaporg.com.