Proofreading Skills (half day or full day)

Delegates will enjoy a lively and stimulating day involving several group discussions and exercises. Delegates will receive a comprehensive workbook full of useful tips.

Who should attend?

Our one day training course will benefit anyone who has responsibility for checking and correcting documents, including press releases, newsletters, exam papers, web pages and even signposts. This highly interactive programme will help to improve your accuracy and confidence.

There is a maximum of 12 delegates on each course.

Course Content

  • What is proofreading?
  • Why bother with proofreading?
  • Where, what and when of proofreading?
  • How to proofread
  • Grammar, punctuation and spellings
  • Capital letters, names and numbers
  • Confusing words
  • How to improve your proofreading skills
  • Editing 


Proofreading Skills was a very well put together course covering relevant practical issues. The use of practical exercises was excellent and helped develop theory/skills.

John McKeeDepartment of Agriculture and Rural Development

The trainer (Lynda Willis) kept the course running at a good pace and interacted very well with all the participants. She had a very positive approach

Anne CromieCCEA

Using apostrophes

Do you struggle with apostrophes?  The use of apostrophes is covered in this course but this short video highlights some common apostrophe blunders.