Writing Champions: Editing and Proofreading for Better Proposals


March 7, 2017 9:45 am - 11:00 am

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Jen Hebblethwaite

We read. We read a lot. We read emails, reports, proposals, journals, books and street signs. Heck, we even read the label on the back of the cereal box. How were all those words written? We spend a lot of time thinking about writers, but we spend very little time thinking about the behind-the-scenes champions of the writing process – editors and proofreaders.

How does proofreading differ from editing? Good question! Good editors are good proofreaders, but they have additional responsibilities, and we need both so our proposals go out the door without errors! In this fun and practical workshop, we’ll ask and answer the following questions:

What are the Six C’s of good editing?

What are some tips, techniques and tactics for better proofreading?

What are our current proofreading practices, and how could they be improved? How can I “gracefully” proof and edit my colleagues’ work?

And, of course, we’ll provide a handout, and we’ll play and practice throughout the workshop.

Learning outcomes/takeaways

  • Develop editing and proofreading techniques to produce better, error-free proposals and marketing materials
  • Gracefully edit and proofread colleagues’ work
  • Create a culture of editing and proofreading at their firms