Improve your writing and editing skills. Learn how to proofread emails, blog posts, and presentations, and avoid common writing mistakes.
- You may be a professional, sending and receiving hundreds of emails daily or recent graduate applying for your first real job. No matter what your role, mistakes in your writing, both big and small can undermine your credibility, make your content unclear or convey the wrong message. Knowing how to fine-tune your ideas, catch misspelled names or fix typos on the fly before you hit send can make all the difference in your career. Hi, I'm Erin Rickard. A professor of business communications and a copy editor and proofreader.
In this course, I'm going to show you how to simply edit and proofread your own work and that of others so you can begin improving your writing today. We'll start by making sure your content is clear and accurate before you fine-tune the mechanics, tone and format of your message. You'll learn techniques such as reading your work aloud and backward to find problems. And, I'll show you how style and tone can change depending on your audience. Finally, learn how to create your own style guide so you can pull up templates to make you even more productive when writing.
So, if you're ready to learn how to proofread like a pro, let's get started.