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Who is it for?
Our in-house proofreading courses are suitable for any team who need to check their own or their colleagues’ documents.
Non-native English speakers on your team? See if our course is suitable.
What level is it for?
Beginners or those with some experience. We’ll tailor the content to the group’s level and needs.
When and where
Date arranged around you. We can train at your site, anywhere in the world, or train your team remotely online.
Flexible, typically 3–7 hours. Longer online training can be split into two shorter sessions.
We can train from four people up to your entire organisation. Each session has a maximum of ten delegates. (Why only ten?)
Not exactly what you were looking for?
No problem. We can combine elements from any of our courses to fit your needs exactly.
Your course can also be part of a blended programme that will support your team in changing their writing for good.
The cost will depend on a few different factors. See how our pricing works here.
Let’s talk about your course
The process of creating professional documents doesn’t finish when the writing is done. Effective proofreading is the critical final step that ensures the work you send out is clear, consistent and error-free.
The risks of not proofreading (or not doing it well) extend from embarrassing typos that undermine clients’ confidence to financial headaches or even legal trouble.
This bespoke, practical workshop will train your team to proofread their documents – or their colleagues’ work – effectively, so that everything they send out meets your high standards. As well as learning the theory, your team will be practising and testing their skills throughout the session. And we’ll build the materials using real examples of your content, to ensure every exercise is relevant.
There is a lot of scope to adapt this training to your needs. We can run it as a half-day, focusing purely on proofreading techniques and practice, or extend it to include refreshers on grammar and punctuation or your house style. You may also choose to include our unique pre-course writing analysis for each attendee.
We can run this course remotely online or in person at your workplace or choice of venue.
By the end of this training, attendees will know how to:
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What our delegates say about us.
I thoroughly enjoyed it – the trainer made it fascinating and his passion shone through.
Sarah Loud, Customer Service Direct
It was lovely to see someone so enthusiastic. It was really informative and easy to understand and interactive.
Lara Batty, Olympus Keymed
I really enjoyed this course. Brilliant teacher. The way Gary taught kept it really interesting.
Brian Cromie, Capital Properties
Proofreading live/work-in-progress documents was a great idea to put into action quickly. Jack's style was great too.
Camilla Grove, Scottish Widows
Wendy was great! Very upbeat, made a potentially dull subject very enjoyable. Thanks Wendy!
Jan Beard, Olympus Keymed
What our delegates say about us
Unique pre-course analysis
Full course customisation
Over 20 years' experience
Our expert trainers
We analyse the writing of every attendee on the course according to 15 different areas. This means our trainers will have a solid understanding of the writing issues of every one of your people – before anyone even enters the training room. It's a method unique to Emphasis that's successfully helped around 70,000 professionals across the world.
You have access to our dedicated helpdesk for a year after your course.
You will also receive regular free tips and resources by email. We also offer optional post-course coaching clinics.
Our specialist learning designers work hard to create a programme that’s customised exactly to the problems your team are facing.
Since we began in 1998, we’ve helped improve writing and communications skills for over 70,000 delegates and we’ve worked with over 6,000 companies – including many just like yours. See our case studies here.
We make sure to match the right trainer to your organisation, meaning you can rely on getting someone with the best skills, approach and experience to solve the challenges your team are facing.
All our trainers and consultants have years of professional experience in writing, editing and communications. And every one goes through a six-month onboarding process to ensure they can effectively and engagingly deliver that expertise to you.
We analyse the writing of every attendee on the course according to 15 different areas. This means our trainers will have a solid understanding of the writing issues of every one of your people – before any training even begins. It's a method unique to Emphasis that's successfully helped around 70,000 professionals across the world.
All our trainers and consultants have years of professional experience in writing, editing and communications. And every one goes through a six-month onboarding process to ensure they can effectively and engagingly deliver that expertise to you in the training room.
High-impact business writing
Grammar and punctuation