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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Dec 05 - Dec 06, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Wed
Washington , DC $699 G
Mar 06 - Mar 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Wed
Washington , DC $699 O
May 08 - May 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Wed
Washington , DC $699 O
Jul 10 - Jul 11, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Wed
Washington , DC $699 O
Sep 13 - Sep 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $699 O
Nov 15 - Nov 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $699 O
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Course overview

Avoid professional embarrassment by improving your proofreading skills. Packed with exercises, checklists, and tips, this course familiarizes you with standard proofreading marks and terms; various methods of proofreading; and punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation rules.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Written Communication (Lead Self) N/A 12

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to produce error-free documents, business forms, reports, and instructions.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize the importance of proofreading and the role of style rules
  • Recognize and correct errors in abbreviations, capitalization, compound words, consistency, grammar and usage, number style, punctuation and spelling
  • Apply techniques for comparing original with corrected material
  • Indicate corrections clearly with appropriate proofreading symbols
  • Proofread with greater speed and accuracy

Course outline

Syllabus -- Proofreading, EDIT7001D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of two


  • Overview
  • Pre-Test
  • Proofreading symbols
  • Proofreading exercises
  • Grammar
  • Usage
  • Punctuation
  • Number style
  • Vocabulary building
  • More proofreading exercises
  • Editing tips
  • 36 Proofreading aids

Day two of two


  • Review of symbols and number styles
  • Proofreading exercises
  • Capitalization
  • Review grammar and punctuation
  • Proofreading numbers
  • Possessives and apostrophes
  • Abbreviations
  • Spelling and noun plurals
  • Compound words
  • Consistency
  • Comparing corrected copy to original
  • More proofreading exercises
  • Post-Test

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