Personal Skills

Aims of the course

This course has been designed to assist those in roles who are required to read, check, edit or proofread documents and need guidance in how to do so more quickly and effectively. It will impart skills and techniques which allow the reader to be more structured and confident when reviewing texts moving forward.


Who will benefit from attending?

  • Anyone with responsibility for checking documents prior to them being distributed, published or used for official purposes.
  • Relevant for roles in financial reporting, management reporting, marketing, internal / external communications, project reporting and translation project management.


Reference Nr.:
Experience Level:
Main Group


Participants will learn to:

  • Understand grammar and punctuation to edit and proofread copy with confidence
  • Grasp proofreading ‘language’ and terminology
  • Communicate in a professional manner and make a good impression
  • Feel confident about delivering well-written documents


Key topics covered:

  • What is proofreading – and why do it?
  • The process and methods of editing or proofreading
  • Basic techniques of editing and proofreading
  • Blind or against copy
  • Common challenges for proofreaders and editors
  • Punctuation, grammar tips and proofreading on-screen
  • Layout and visual elements
  • Final steps and consolidation


What is included?

The majority of our courses are customised and delivered in house.  Our standard fee for customised course delivery over the duration of a day is £950.00, which includes diagnostics, course customisation to ensure the course meets the specific needs of your organisation, materials and delivery to groups of up to 15 people.  This equates to a training investment of £65.00 per head. Certificates are issued upon completion of the training for all participants. Certificates are issued upon completion of the training for all participants.