Editing and Proofreading for Business Writers

24 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Writing well means following the rules so that you can best make yourself understood. We will review some basic grammar and look at correcting common mistakes that can make our writing harder to read. In this course we will review some basic grammar and using the parts of speech correctly in our writing. 

Students will:
  • identify what is meant by grammar, usage and mechanics
  • identify the parts of speech and parts of a sentence.
  • identify correct use of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
  • identify correct use of complements, phrases, and clauses

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started

In this lesson we will take a look at what grammar, usage and mechanics are all about.

Lesson 2: Grammar Basics

In this lesson we will look at the parts of speech and the parts of a sentence.

Lesson 3: Nouns, Verb, Adjectives, and Adverbs

In this lesson we will look at nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

Lesson 4: Complements, Phrases and Clauses

In this lesson we will look at using complements, phrases, and clauses to improve our writing.

Lesson 5: Tone and Grammar

In this lesson we will look at how tone and grammar help to make sure our writing is accepted and understood.

Lesson 6: Edit, Rewrite and Refine

In this lesson we look at the stages of the editing process.

Lesson 7: Master the Documents You Use Most

In this lesson we take a look at the types of documents we write most often and tips for making them more effective.

Lesson 8: Improving Worker's Writing Skills

In this lesson we will look at ways management can improve the writing skills for their workers. 

All necessary course materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**