Proofamatics Workshop

OBJECTIVES
After completion of Proofamatics participants will be able to:
• proofread using a specific technique
• catch errors in daily communications
• increase the accuracy of letters, e-mails and reports
• increase the speed of finding errors
• present a professional image in all written communications

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Proofamatics is a 6-hour workshop, typically run for one full day or two consecutive half-days.

AUDIENCE
Anyone who produces documents, whether on paper or on screen.

COURSE OUTLINE

Session One
Pre-course Assessment
The qualities of a good proofreader
Course objectives
Visual acuity exercises
The 3-phase proofreading system
Scanning patterns
Proofreading practice

Session Two
Proofreading practice
Letter-discrimination
Language skills
Rapid accuracy

Session Three
Proofreading practice
Language skills
Letter-discrimination
Compound words
Word image perception
Phrase recognition

Session Four
Proofreading practice
Number recognition
Scanning and skimming practice
Phrase recognition scanning
Post-course Assessment

Proofamatics – the proofreading system that works