Talent Development

Editing and Proofreading Streamlined (TD2569)

Tue, 28 May 2024 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Location: Zoom

To receive credit for attending this course, your camera will need to remain on for the session. If this is not possible given your work environment, please contact the TD team to discuss options.

Session: 1 of 2

Pre-requisites: TD1021: Business Writing and Proofreading

Description: This is the first session of this two-part workshop. It will be spent watching the LinkedIn Learning course, Editing and Proofreading Made Simple.

You do not need to come to this session if you prefer to watch the course on your own (about 40 minutes). 

Polished, professional communication is critical to effectively convey information and is an absolute requirement to advance anyone’s career at JMU. This course offers simple and clear tips to edit writing, apply it in a variety of media, and create style guides and templates to streamline your work.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Use five keys to effective editing
  • Apply rules to emails, presentations and blog posts
  • Edit your own and others’ work
  • Apply basic formatting
  • Create style guides and templates to increase productivity

Type of Information: Receiving data and practice
Level of Interaction: Limited sharing
Extent of Practice: Scenarios and activities

Facilitated by: Scott Lunsford, Professor, The School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication

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