English, Grammar, and Usage

Proofreading Skills for Government Employees

CPEs: 14|CEUs: 1.4
Classroom, Virtual

Who Should Attend

All Federal civilian and military employees and contractors interested in improving their proofreading knowledge and skills.

Additional Information

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation:

CPE Field of Study: Communications

What You Will Learn

  • Improve your ability to identify and correct errors.
  • Refresh your understanding of everyday punctuation rules, including commas and semicolons.
  • Review common grammar and usage problems.
  • Learn the differences between many commonly confused words and receive an easy-to-use "cheat sheet."
  • Use standard proofreading symbols.
  • Develop strategies for effective proofreading.
  • Identify fragments and run-on sentences and learn how to correct them.
  • Correct confusing, choppy, and/or awkward sentences.
  • Each student receives a copy of the book Powerful Proofreading Skills: Tips, Techniques, and Tactics.

Why You Should Attend

Whether you are reviewing someone else’s work or making sure yours is error-free, the ability to properly proofread and edit written and electronic documents is crucial to your success as a Federal employee. In this “hands-on” class, you will receive numerous exercises, handouts, checklists, and tips to reinforce and perfect your proofreading skills.

Select a Date and Location
Jul 29 - 30, 2024
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004689
Aug 26 - 27, 2024
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004690
Oct 16 - 17, 2024
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004691
Mar 18 - 19, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004853
Jul 9 - 10, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004854
Sep 15 - 16, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004855
Oct 29 - 30, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004856
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