Audience

Analysts and employees at all levels of the organization who want to improve the clarity of their work, or need to edit their own work before submitting high-quality written materials to their busy supervisors.

Supervisors, managers, and executives who review documents written by their employees or others.

Overview

Government supervisors and senior managers are spending significant time “fixing” and rewriting documents prepared by their employees. This hands-on workshop will equip you with the skills you need to edit written materials and to produce text that is: clear in meaning; elegant in logic and flow; concise in length; and complete and accurate in content.

Instruction Methodology

The workshop uses recent, relevant examples to discuss basic and advanced editing rules and techniques. Participants work on tasks to learn how to edit material and to practise strong writing and plain language techniques. These tasks will help them reduce the amount of editing time needed to produce clear and easy-to-read documents. Tips and checklists are included.

Topics

  • integrate substantive editing techniques to produce high-quality materials that flow logically and are tailored to the identified audience
  • use copy-editing techniques to increase clarity and readability
  • spot common writing mistakes and stereotypical language – and fix them through effective editing techniques
  • use your own workplace materials in the “virtual classroom” to increase relevance
  • learn tips and techniques for working collaboratively and tactfully with others to produce high-quality materials and to offer constructive criticism and suggestions in a non-threatening manner

Pricing

15% off until May 6

June 17, 2024

Regular price from May 7

June 17, 2024
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Course Outline