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Sub-editing and proofreading short course – webinar over two half days

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Learn the key skills that editors need to know, including how to tighten and structure copy, write great headlines and proofread like a pro.

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Learn how to edit and proofread copy with confidence 

Taught by a former Sydney Morning Herald editor and journalist, this sub-editing and proofreading course is fun and practical with plenty of exercises. 

Only six places are available to ensure every participant receives personalised attention. 

Digital handbooks and certificates will be given, in addition to a recording of the webinar.

The course will be taught over two half days on Zoom.

First day (16 November)

  • How to tighten sentences.
  • Writing in the active voice.
  • Using positive phrasing.
  • Writing strong intros.
  • Making sure the lead isn’t buried.
  • Connecting paragraphs.
  • How to structure articles.
  • Knowing when to change other people's copy.

Second day (17 November) 

  • Grammar tips.
  • Punctuation tips on apostrophes, commas, hyphens, dashes, semicolons and more.
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques.
  • Writing strong headlines for both print and online.
  • Proofreading tips and tricks.
  • Proofreading mark-up symbols.
  • How to manage production flow.
  • Tips on working with writers and designers.
  • Defamation and media law tips.
  • Question time (people can also ask questions throughout the course as well).

Who can benefit from this sub-editing workshop?

Whether you’re a journalist, content producer, blogger or work in marketing and communications, this editing and proofreading course will teach you how to improve other people’s copy (as well as your own).

Testimonials

"Dan is brilliant! This workshop has really helped me understand more about editing. The skills and tools I have learned will assist me in my daily work." – Allyson Jennings

"Great advice, wish I'd done this course in uni – and it should be part of uni! Thank you!" – Milly McGrath

"This workshop has helped me to develop a clear understanding of grammar, punctuation and copy. I've learnt about common mistakes I've been making for years – I won't now. The practice and activities helped to put it into action and I can't wait to get back to work with these skills. Thank you!" – Annie Waterworth

"Would happily recommend to journalists, editors and sub-editors. Dan knows his subject and this info needs to be passed on to every media participant." – Darren Snyder

Have you got a question?

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. My contact details are:

Mobile: 0433 387 505

Email: dan@mediasurvival.com

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Organiser Dan Kaufman – Media Survival

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I am a former Sydney Morning Herald editor and journalist who is passionate about teaching others how to improve their writing.

With over 20 years of editorial experience across magazines, newspapers, marketing and communications, I know how to make different kinds of copy effective across both print and online.

I've been teaching writing and editing for over 10 years – first at UTS and the University of Sydney, and then for a wide range of organisations in addition to running courses that are open to the public.

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