This module covers
- The different types of business documents you might encounter as a proofreader
- What to expect when working with business clients, including working with briefs, style guides, and company or brand voices
- How to create a style sheet for business writing
- The importance of knowing the intended audience, style, and level of formality for different types of business writing
- The role of grammatical point of view in business writing
- How to edit vocabulary issues related to jargon and buzzwords
- Editing for skim reading, accessibility, and SEO
- How to approach stylistic issues in formal business documents, commercial copy, and other professional documents such as CVs and cover letters
- How to use the tools in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Docs to proofread documents
- Tips for proofreading in publishing packages such as Adobe Illustrator or InDesign
- Those who want to be able to proofread documents for business clients to a professional standard
- Anyone who wants to learn how to proofread in PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Docs
🕑 Estimated time: 3–4 hours
Everything you need to know to proofread business writing, from correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation to dealing with different document formats and styles of writing, and working with Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs.
Find out why and how editing and proofreading have traditionally been treated as two separate tasks, and how they often merge in digital work.
If you're a bit rusty with computing, this module will oil you up! Take a whistlestop tour through all the tools of Microsoft Word you'll need to get started with proofreading.
Finally, you can nail the difference between 'there', 'they're' and 'their' and much more besides!