Editing and Proofreading for Business Writers - Part 1

Hours: 8 / Access Length: 3 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $225.00

Course Overview:

This class will give students a working knowledge of the quality standards required of all business correspondence. Standard procedures to follow before a document is sent and professional techniques to spot errors will be covered. Students will be able to construct complete sentences and punctuate clauses, phrases, and appositives. They will also learn how to correctly use quotation marks, dashes, parentheses, colons, and semicolons. Students will be able to avoid confusing common look-alike and sound-alike words. They will be able to locate and correct these surface errors in a variety of documents of differing lengths.

ATTENTION: This course has a strict start and end date.  When a student enrolls into this course, they will need to work with one of our Training Assessment Managers (TAMs) to choose a start date before they can be enrolled in their course.

Course Outline:

  • You will be able to list the minimum standards of correctness for a business document. You will also be able to identify 4 - 5 editing techniques to spot and correct errors.
  • You will be able to identify and correct sentence fragments and correctly punctuate simple, compound, and complex sentences.
  • You will be able to correctly punctuate common phrases and clauses when you edit your own documents.
  • You will be able to identify and correct word confusions in your documents.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **