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IPAA Victoria runs a variety of professional development courses and special events that provide opportunities to learn, be inspired and network with your peers across the wider public sector.

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Reviewing and Proofreading

  • VHA Meeting room Level 6, 136 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

It is unusual to write high-quality documents without some polishing before the final version is ready. The quality assurance provided by effective editing and proofreading will ensure that your documents are written with accuracy and clarity – and create a powerful and positive impact.

Too often the different stages of reviewing – structural editing, copy editing and proofreading – are rushed through or completely ignored. As a result, information circulates in reports, websites, brochures and correspondence that can be confusing, ambiguous, or even downright embarrassing.

This practical half-day course will provide you with a strategic method of reviewing and a systematic approach to proofreading, based on the guidelines in the Australian Government’s Style manual.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the distinctive roles of reviewers and proofreaders

  • Learn and apply essential proofreading skills to produce professional quality documents

  • Identify and minimise the risk of common errors appearing in your documents

  • Ensure your documents follow a consistent style and a clear and logical structure

  • Optimise layouts to convey concepts and information easily and with impact

  • Ensure your documents adhere to the style, needs and knowledge of their intended audience

  • Use the Australian Government’s Style manual to check current conventions of good public sector writing.

What should you expect?

IPAA’s Reviewing and proofreading workshop uses a variety of interactive and group tasks, written language critiques, and sample document reviews to convey its key messages and lessons. Participants will also receive a takeaway workbook with practical tips and writing guidelines.

Who is the facilitator?

Christine Misso delivers a wide variety of compelling and entertaining writing courses to public, not-for-profit and business audiences across Australia and overseas. A professional editor and proofreader, Christine has many years of experience producing high-quality documents for government and corporate clients. Known for her flawless editing and her enthusiasm, Christine delivers a course that is both stimulating and rewarding – and invariably draws praise from its participants.


Non Members - $773.00

Personal Members

  • Early Career - $619.00

  • Fellow - $464.00

  • Fellow (Retired) - $464.00

  • Retired - $619.00

  • Professional - $619.00

  • Student - $619.00

  • Reciprocal - $619.00

Staff of Organisation Members

  • Silver (S) - $619.00

  • Silver - $580.00

  • Gold - $541.00

  • Platinum - $464.00

All prices are GST inclusive

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Who Should Attend?

IPAA Victoria’s Reviewing and proofreading workshop is designed for anyone whose work involves writing original texts or editing documents on behalf of their colleagues. The lessons are universal and applicable to writers and editors across the public sector – as well as interested contractors.

Contact us for more information.

Earlier Event: 25 March
Strategic Planning
Later Event: 27 March
Stakeholder Engagement