Talent Development

Editing and Proofreading Streamlined (TD2569)

Thu, 30 May 2024 9:00 AM - 10:45 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: 2 of 2

Pre-requisites: TD1021: Business Writing and Proofreading

You must have completed the LinkedIn Learning course and have the certificate before coming to this session.

LinkedIn Learning content: Editing and Proofreading Made Simple (about 40 minutes). LinkedIn Learning is available to all JMU employees. Simply sign in with your JMU email address (if prompted, complete two-factor sign in with Duo) and find the course.

Description: 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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