Editing and Proofreading

Engineering context

The final quality assurance check inherent in effective proofreading and editing can ensure your documents are written with accuracy and clarity to create a powerful and positive impact. Avoid written information in reports, websites, brochures, correspondence or emails that is confusing, or even worse, ambiguous and damages your organisation’s reputation.

Whether checking your own or a colleague’s writing, you will be given techniques and tips to work with a wide range of documents.

This practical half-day course will provide you with a strategic method of reviewing and a systematic approach to proofreading, based on the guidelines in the Australian Government’s Style manual.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn and apply essential proofreading skills to produce professional quality documents that are consistent in style and error-free
  • Learn how to consider the needs, interests and knowledge of your intended reader
  •  Check whether the structure of your document creates a clear and logical of relevant information
  •  Minimise risk by avoiding ambiguity and removing potentially costly errors
  •  Ensure your paragraphs, sentences and words create a document that is clear, accurate and easy to read
  •  Maximise your layout to convey concepts and information easily and clearly
  •  Use the Australian Government’s Style Manual to ensure current conventions of good writing practice and consistency across documents

Online delivery now available
This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.

Content, duration and format can also be customised for corporate clients through our Tailored Training services.

Editing and Proofreading
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We can deliver this course online in a number of different formats and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team with your technical writing skills by filling out an enquiry form or calling +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This course is open to everyone in the engineering profession and is particularly relevant to those who want to improve their writing skills.

Your facilitator for this course

Christine Misso BA, DipEd has a strong academic background in English language and literature, with extensive experience as a trainer, freelance editor and writer.

She has over ten years’ experience in education and training in both the government and corporate sectors, as well as providing English language coaching to technical professionals.

Jeanette Learmont BA (Hons) Med (Hons) is the Director of Wordsworth Effective Communications Pty Ltd, specialising in communication skills.

Jeanette has a particular focus on effective writing for technical experts, from senior managers to new recruits. Her training approach enables individuals to write with clarity, power and impact while transferring the acquired writing skills into their own technical and business documents.