Guidance on how to proofread legal and business documents effectively
Proofreading is an essential part of the drafting process and attention to detail is crucial; Incorrect wording or punctuation can completely change the content of a written document and allow it’s meaning to become open to interpretation.
Whether you are a legal secretary whose been asked to read through document on someone else’s behalf, or are a legal practitioner reviewing your own work, it is essential that you have the knowledge and skills needed to proofread effectively.
Delivered by former solicitor and training consultant, John Trimbos, this practical 60-minute webinar is broken-down into the following sections:
Part 1 covers the basic principles of proofreading and is largely focussed on grammar and spelling. Viewers will be encouraged to attempt some introductory exercises which will reinforce key business writing conventions.
Part 2 will provide viewers with an overview of the techniques which are required when proofreading and the problem areas to look out for. Viewers will need to implement this guidance when attempting more challenging exercises.
Whether you are new to proofreading or are looking to refresh or hone your proofreading skills, this course is ideal and will ensure that you have the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to proofread legal and business documents for spelling, grammar, inconsistencies, punctuation errors, formatting mistakes, and typos.
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