Editing and Proofreading for Business Writers

Hours: 24 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $450.00

Course Overview:

Writing well means following the rules so that you can best make yourself understood. We will review some basic grammar and look at correcting common mistakes that can make our writing harder to read. In this course we will review some basic grammar and using the parts of speech correctly in our writing. 

Students will:
  • identify what is meant by grammar, usage and mechanics
  • identify the parts of speech and parts of a sentence.
  • identify correct use of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
  • identify correct use of complements, phrases, and clauses

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started

In this lesson we will take a look at what grammar, usage and mechanics are all about.

Lesson 2: Grammar Basics

In this lesson we will look at the parts of speech and the parts of a sentence.

Lesson 3: Nouns, Verb, Adjectives, and Adverbs

In this lesson we will look at nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

Lesson 4: Complements, Phrases and Clauses

In this lesson we will look at using complements, phrases, and clauses to improve our writing.

Lesson 5: Tone and Grammar

In this lesson we will look at how tone and grammar help to make sure our writing is accepted and understood.

Lesson 6: Edit, Rewrite and Refine

In this lesson we look at the stages of the editing process.

Lesson 7: Master the Documents You Use Most

In this lesson we take a look at the types of documents we write most often and tips for making them more effective.

Lesson 8: Improving Worker's Writing Skills

In this lesson we will look at ways management can improve the writing skills for their workers. 

All necessary course materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable, Fiber, DSL, or LEO Satellite (i.e. Starlink) internet with speeds of at least 10mb/sec download and 5mb/sec upload are recommended for the best experience.

NOTE: While cellular hotspots may allow access to our courses, users may experience connectivity issues by trying to access our learning management system.  This is due to the potential high download and upload latency of cellular connections.   Therefore, it is not recommended that students use a cellular hotspot as their primary way of accessing their courses.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher.  1920x1080 resolution is recommended for the best experience.
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone for Webinar or Live Online sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is described in the above course outline.

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