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Course Information

Start Date25 Feb 2019, Monday
End Date25 Feb 2019, Monday
Time09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel Singapore
Fee$480 nett (Inclusive of hotel buffet lunch, light refreshments and course materials)
Contact6720 3333 (Ms Chye Fen) chyefen@asm.edu.sg
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25
Feb 2019

Proofread to Perfection! Accuracy and Editing

INTRODUCTION

How often have you said “oops!” after pressing on the send button without proofreading? Over-reliance on spell check or grammar check is insufficient. Learn the techniques for proof reading effectively to project an image of professionalism.

Key Takeaways

In this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Know the common proofreading mistakes
  2. Understand the aspects of correct grammar usage
  3. Review word-choice and sentence structure
  4. Avoid the commonly misspelt words
  5. Review punctuation usage
  6. Practice proofreading skills
Workshop Outline
  1. Proofreading checklist
  2. Identifying common grammar errors
  3. Reviewing the different tenses and their usage
  4. The rules of subject-verb agreement
  5. Singular and plural confusion
  6. Sentence structure
  7. Identifying commonly misspelt words
  8. Using punctuation correctly
  9. Proofreading practice
Training Methodologies

The training will be conducted using the following:

  • small group discussion
  • large group discussion
  • writing practice
  • review common mistakes
Who Must Attend?

All levels of executive and non-executive personnel who need proofreading skills to enhance the accuracy of their writing.

Testimonials

“We continue to receive very positive comments about Emma’s courses from my staff members. Several people, including our internal communication manager, said that Emma provided the best one-day training courses. Many thanks for providing insights, tips and factoids that will enable our company to write and communicate even better to our bosses and stakeholders.” – Cynthia Zhuang, Marketing Manager, NETS Singapore

“Great business courses by Emma! I walk away with some great tips and insights which are not just ideas that have no practical consideration. The class’s spirit of spontaneity and engagement is also very encouraging for my learning. Every trainer should be able to keep the attention of the class just like she has.” – Jess Tang-Xin, Senior Admin Executive, Singapore Workforce Development Agency

“I loved Emma’s presentation style. She shares stories to help everyone relate to the business scenarios that we may encounter at work. She also simplifies concepts for everyone to understand easily. One of the best professional development courses I have been to. I will recommend my colleagues to join me for one of her other upcoming courses.” – Razline Maria, Senior Business Associate, Shangri-la Hotel Singapore

Trainer’s Profile

Meet the Business and Communication Expert: Emma Jarman-Jones (MBA, Imperial College London in UK)

Sandra Sandu is an inspiring and passionate global trainer, consultant, speaker and author with a 20-year track record training and consulting employees of Fortune 500 corporations in twenty countries across the Asia Pacific.

Emma Jarman-Jones specialises in developing and enhancing workplace communication skills. This work includes writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills training. She has over 15 years of experience training in Singapore, as well as regionally in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Emma has worked as an external consultant and trainer with both private and public sectors, designing, customising and delivering programmes, and coaching individuals. She believes in the potential of every person and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training that will benefit the individual, as well as the organisation.

Emma holds an MBA from the Imperial College London in United Kingdom. She has also completed a Diploma in Human Resource Development at the Singapore Institute of Management, and is a certified People Developer Consultant.

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