English, Grammar, and Usage

Proofreading Skills for Government Employees

NASBA CPEs: 14|CEUs: 1.4
Refresher

Who Should Attend

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

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
June 11 - 12, 2020
9am-4pm
Class ID: 10003596
July 22 - 23, 2020
9am-4pm
Class ID: 10003597
September 21 - 22, 2020
9am-4pm
Class ID: 10003837
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