Editing and proofreading

Last updated: 24 Apr 2018

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Suitable for: APS 4-EL 2

Duration: 1-day workshop
Venue: APS Learning Centre, Canberra
Price: $675.00 (excl. GST)
Dates: 17 May 2018 (Canberra), 11 July 2018 (Canberra), 10 September 2018 (Canberra),19 November 2018 (Canberra)
Registration: APS Learn
Contact: nationalcalendarteam@apsc.gov.au

Program overview

This is a highly interactive course on editing and proofing of written text for APS 4 - EL 2 levels. It includes writing skills, editing and proofing methods. You will be able to enhance documents for correctness and clarity.

Participants should bring two current samples of writing when they attend. These may be emails, briefs, reports, or other writing from the workplace. Editing practice can be applied directly to their own work. All writing remains confidential and will not be shared or discussed.

Participant benefits

  • Understand the writing process and the importance of writing with purpose and a reader focus.
  • Identify and correct grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Edit content for style and tone appropriate for the purpose and reader and in line with guidelines and protocols.
  • Apply a reader's point of view to develop clear and concise written material.


  • One-day workshop.