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Editing and Proofreading Business Documents


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Have you ever distributed a document or message only to find later that you forgot to include a key point or correct an embarrassing spelling error? Taking the time to edit and proofread your writing will help you produce more focused, polished, and effective business documents. This course describes how to edit and proofread effectively, covering key areas, such as tone, structure, clarity, and accuracy, as well as common grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes to watch out for.

Target Audience
Individuals at any level in an organization who want to refresh or refine their basic business writing skills

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Editing and Proofreading Business Documents

  • identify general techniques for editing and proofreading
  • recognize errors related to accuracy and completeness in a given business document
  • identify guidelines for editing the structure of written documents
  • specify ways to handle lack of clarity or conciseness in written documents
  • recognize¬†the appropriate use of tone for a given situation
  • recognize issues related to word usage and punctuation when proofreading a given business document
  • identify¬†grammar, spelling, and style consistency mistakes in a given business document
  • apply techniques for editing and proofreading written documents
  • Course Number:
    comm_51_a03_bs_enus