Learn how to improve your own or others' writing by acquiring the know-how of structural editing, copy editing, and proofreading in the workplace.
This half-day course includes introductions to the following:
- The structural editing process: developing a strong internal structure for documents. This includes transitional devices and signposts for ensuring a cohesive and clear progression of discourse.
- The copy editing process: developing clear, meaningful, and readable documents for effective communication. This includes identifying common grammatical and punctuation errors.
- Proofreading: you will be provided with the proofreader’s checklist.
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for anyone who needs to review, revise, and edit their own or others' writing to improve clarity, effectiveness, and readability.
You will learn:
- when and how to apply the three stages of the editing process
- how to identify and correct common errors in writing
- how to clarify ambiguous, misleading, or unclear sentences
- the fundamentals of proofreading with a checklist.
This workshop is part of the Writers Victoria Business Writing program. It develops employment-related skills.
About Nicolas Di Tempora
Nicolas Di Tempora is a professional copywriter and editor and a qualified educator, who works with a diverse range of commercial, government, academic, social, and not-for-profit organisations.
He divides his commitments between freelance writing, editing and designing, and delivering professional development courses to communicators.
His qualifications include BA (English Literature and History), Monash University; Dip Ed (Humanities), Monash University; Advanced Diploma Professional Screenwriting (Film, Television and Digital Media), RMIT; Certificate IV Training and Assessment, CAE and Swinburne University. He is a member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd).