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Editing and Proofreading Essentials (Double Workshop)

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Language and Writing
Code:
LWF13+14
Duration:
08:15:00
Workshop profile:
The workshop is intended for medical writers who edit or proofread their own work or that of their colleagues. It is not intended for people who specialise in medical editing. Previous attendance at another workshop is not required.
Objective:
This workshop aims to give an overview of editing and proofreading. After completing this workshop, participants should be able to: • Appreciate how editing and proofreading contribute to document quality • Identify and correct substantive and technical errors • Proofread and clearly show changes that need to be made • Compile style guides and editing checklists
Content:
In this workshop, we will: • Review the need for both editing and proofreading • Focus on substantive editing: reorganising and editing to ensure that the correct message is delivered effectively and specifications are met • Discuss how to work effectively with the author • Focus on technical editing: getting down to the detail, including checking for format and consistency • Look at proofreading, to give a ‘final polish’ • Consider tools to help the editor