The ability to take a writer’s efforts and improve those words is a great skill – and it’s a lot more than simply running the text through a grammar or spell-checker. It means sharpening, enhancing and refreshing those words without altering the meaning.
This sub-editing course is for anyone who has to check or oversee another’s work, whether it is a report, news story, press release or piece of research.
The essentials of good editing
Ensuring the grammar, spelling and punctuation are correct
Structure and flow
The common mistakes
Capturing a reader’s attention
Writing eye-catching headlines
Proof-reading the final version
"Helpful and interesting training."
"The most useful course I've taken in ages. It should be mandatory for all press office staff. Incredibly useful and full of practical information."
"Interesting discussions that I will take back and try to use on a practical level. Reminded me of some aspects of the job I had almost forgotten about."
"I thought Malcolm was an excellent tutor covering all bases."