Written Communication

Editing Skills for Government Employees

CPEs: 14|CEUs: 1.4
Refresher
Classroom, Virtual

Who Should Attend

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

Course Agenda

Day One

  • Learn the fundamentals to effectively write and edit a variety of business documents, including correspondence, memos, emails, technical documents, and reports
     
  • Receive suggestions for editing other people's writing, including your supervisor's
     
  • Edit documents with a focus on clarity and conciseness
     
  • Ensure that documents are reader friendly, well organized, and easily understood
     
  • Identify sentences that should be written in the active voice instead of the passive voice
     
  • Utilize a variety of sentence structures and lengths to maximize the effectiveness and impact of your message
     
  • Use our "Commonly Misused Words" cheat sheet to assist you in making the proper word choices
     
  • Review the intonation and inflection effect
Day Two

  • Avoid problems with inappropriate shifts
     
  • Spot redundancy and wordiness
     
  • Use parallel construction
     
  • Use effective headings (noun phrases, questions, -ING phrases, or imperative sentences)
     
  • Evaluate web writing and editing
     
  • Review editing tools, tips, and techniques

Why You Should Attend

This training will assist you in becoming more confident and effective in your editorial choices.  Staff members with strong writing and editing skills are always in demand.  Our instructor will give you the tools, the self confidence, and the motivation to improve and enhance your skills.  

Select a Date and Location
Mar 27 - 28, 2023
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004415
Jul 17 - 18, 2023
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004416
Sep 7 - 8, 2023
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004417
Dec 11 - 12, 2023
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004418
Group Training
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