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This practical course introduces the role of editing and proofreading content in any business. It has been developed to meet the needs of all organisations that generate and prepare copy for presentation or publication in digital or print formats. The course explains what needs to be done, and why, and the basics of marking up on paper and working on-screen.
What Do Participants Learn?
At the end of this training seminar, you will learn to:
Understand the editorial process from start to finish
Identify and fix ambiguity, poor grammar and structure
Achieve consistency through a house style
Communicate effectively and knowledgeably with clients, writers, designers, programmers and any other stakeholders.
Recognize the decision making process of editorial writing
Identify different writing styles between editorials, columns, and reviews
Who Should Attend?
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Section One: What does an editor do?
What does editorial content mean today?
Overview of editing, proof-editing and editing for the web
Differences between editing and proofreading
Task-oriented editorial strategy
Creating trust with technical documents
Writing Training Materials
Writing Step-by-Step Instructions for eLearning
Writing Voiceover Scripts for eLearning
Writing Quizzes, Tests, and Polls
Technical writing for the media
Technical writing for translation
Technical writing for websites
Compelling case studies
Section Two: Business and Government Writing: Getting the message across and fixing the words
Organisation and structure
Grammar and punctuation
Section Three: Consistency and style
Great editorial pieces
Qualitative approaches to information gathering
Consistency and house style
Global changes and find and replace
Section Four: Editing
Introduction to Editing
Quality Control for Documents and Publications
Intensive Review of Grammar
Strategies for editing on paper and on screen
Section Five: Ways of working
Proofreading on paper and on PDF
Communicating with clients, authors and other stakeholders