About this course

Course code TP662
Duration 1 Day

This course is designed to ensure that copy produced by your organisation is accurate, readable and achieves the intended purpose. Effective proofreading requires more than just a keen eye and the course provides knowledge and insight that should significantly improve the quality of copy that your organisation circulates. The content can be applied immediately to your business.

Benefits to you and your company
The organisation will be able to produce more accurate copy for websites, blogs, brochures, news releases, reports, manuals, etc. The copy produced should also be more active and readable so that it engages with the intended reader and achieves its purpose. There should also be a reduction in the number of errors before the proof-reader sees the copy.

Who should attend?
Everyone in your organisation has to ensure that copy-errors are avoided, so this course is suitable for people at all levels, even senior management. The training is particularly relevant to people who are responsible for checking copy as part of their day to day role.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Improve the quality of copy.
  • Recognise and remove tautology.
  • Avoid clichés.
  • Use positives, comparatives and superlatives correctly.
  • Ensure correct punctuation.
  • Economise on copy.
  • Read copy to detect errors.
  • Understand grammar and the construction of sentences.
  • Turn passive copy into active copy.
  • Use hyphens, apostrophes and quotation marks correctly.
  • Use punctuation for emphasis and ease of reading.
  • Avoid circumlocution.
  • Identify and remove homophones.

Outline

  • Improving the quality of copy.
  • Recognising and removing tautology.
  • Avoiding clichés.
  • Using positives, comparatives and superlatives correctly.
  • Ensuring correct punctuation.
  • Economising on copy.
  • Reading copy to detect errors.
  • Understanding grammar and the construction of sentences.
  • Turning passive copy into active copy.
  • Using hyphens, apostrophes and quotation marks correctly.
  • Using punctuation for emphasis and ease of reading.
  • Avoiding circumlocution.
  • Identifying and removing homophones.

Delivery style
The course will be delivered using a combination of presentations, group discussions and individual exercises.

1 Day

Duration

This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0345 074 7998 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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