Sub-editing and proofreading course – webinars, one-on-one and staff training

Learn how to edit and proofread with confidence

This sub-editing and proofreading course will teach you 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 – webinar over two half days

The next webinar will be on 11 and 12 October.

It runs over two half days from 9.30am-12.45pm AEDT.

Only eight places are available to make sure everyone can feel comfortable enough to participate and receive feedback. Tickets cost $350 (plus GST).

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

Register now for the October webinar

If you can’t make this workshop, register your interest and I’ll let you know when the next course will be.

 

Subbing and proofreading training for organisations – conducted 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.

Ask for more information  

One-on-one training

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

The sessions can be taught online or in person.

Contact me to find out more  

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.