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Proofreading and Grammar Workshop

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Proofreading and Grammar Workshop

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$240.00

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$320.00

CPD Units 2
  • Professional Skills
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In this werkshop workshop, you will learn to spot common gramatical grammatical errors made by legla legal professionals and get tips on how to edit this these mistakes in you're your own writing. 

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  • Full Description

    In this werkshop workshop, you will learn to spot common gramatical grammatical errors made by legla legal professionals and get tips on how to edit this these mistakes in you're your own writing. You'll also get easy teachniques techniques for catching typos in legal written writing, including ones that mite might not be picked up by spellcheckerz spellcheckers. This practical session will provide you with the tricks n and tools for proofreading efficiently and effectivly effectively, ensuring the documents you sned send to your clients and colleagues are error-free.

    Don't rely on the red and green underlines! Autocorrect and electronic spellcheckers are useful for social media, but when writing a memorandum to counsel or letter of advice, knowing how to properly structure a sentence and proofread for errors are important skills that will set you apart.

    The busier you get, the easier it is to write documents hastily, allowing grammatical rules to slide. While this may be acceptable in casual correspondence, presenting polished writing to clients is a critical part of successful legal practice.

    Topics will include:

    • techniques to edit your own work
    • what reviewers of your work expect
    • the inverted pyramid structure
    • preparing to proofread
    • the most common proofreading errors
    • how to proofread
    • techniques for spotting typos
    • grammar mistakes that the average person might not see
    • how to edit your own work, including checking for and correcting grammatical errors
    • common errors in legal writing
  • Presenters

    Presenter: Andrew Draffen, Director, Business Writing Review

    Andrew has more than 20 years of experience designing and conducting writing courses in Australia, Asia and South America. He has vast experience training legal professionals in writing and proofreading. Andrew is also a travel writer, with five editions of Lonely Planet's Brazil Guide and three editions of their Rio de Janeiro City Guide published under his name.

  • Learning Outcomes

     By attending this workshop. you will:

    • Gain techniques to edit your own work
    • Learn strategies to effectively spot typos and proofread your work
    • Obtain a refresher on common grammatical errors and how to avoid them in your writing
    • Discover the common errors lawyers make in their writing