Sub-editing and proofreading course – staff training | online webinar

Learn how to edit and proofread with confidence

I offer customised staff training, live webinars that are open to the public, as well as one-on-one training.

My sub-editing and proofreading training covers all the essentials, including how to:

  • tighten copy
  • write in the active voice (and know when to use the passive)
  • make sure the lead isn’t buried
  • write strong intros
  • restructure copy so it flows well
  • know when to change other people’s writing
  • cut copy the right way
  • write headlines that work across print and online
  • improve search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • spot common grammatical mistakes
  • use punctuation marks, including apostrophes, commas, hyphens, dashes, semicolons and more
  • proofread like a pro
  • use proofreading mark-up symbols
  • manage production flow
  • provide feedback to writers and designers
  • avoid common defamation and media law issues.

This is a fun and practical course filled with plenty of editing exercises.


Public sub-editing and proofreading course – live online webinar

The next course runs over two half days (9.30am to 12.45pm AEST) on 19 and 20 August.

Only eight places are available to ensure everyone can easily participate and receive feedback. Tickets cost $390 (plus GST).

Digital handbooks and certificates will be given, in addition to a recording of the webinar.

Register now for the August webinar


Customised sub-editing and proofreading training for your staff – online or in person

I provide staff training across Australia and New Zealand that can be run online or on your premises.

The training can be customised to suit your needs and content. To make the training as relevant as possible, exercises and examples can be based on your copy.

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One-on-one training

Personalised one-on-one sessions are available, allowing me to focus on the specific copy editing and proofreading skills you want to build.

The sessions can be taught online or in person.

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Who am I?

I’m a former Sydney Morning Herald editor with over 25 years of experience across print and online.

I’ve been teaching sub-editing courses for over 15 years, including at the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ) and UTS.

Who can benefit from this sub-editing and proofreading course?

This subbing course will help anyone improve their editing skills, whether they’re just starting out or are an experienced editor who wants a refresher.

Participants often work in:

  • marketing
  • communications
  • publishing
  • journalism
  • public relations (PR)
  • blogging.