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Reviewing and Proofreading

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Reviewing and Proofreading

IPAA Victoria’s Reviewing and Proofreading 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.

Too often the different stages of reviewing – structural editing, copy editing and proofreading – are rushed or ignored. Learn how to create powerful and positive impact using your words.

Course overview

Participants will explore:

  • the methods and strategies used to effectively edit and proofread documents
  • a variety of interactive and group tasks, written language critiques, and sample document reviews to convey its key messages and lessons.
  • practical tips and writing guidelines.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the distinctive roles of reviewers and proof readers
  • learn and apply essential proofreading skills to produce professional quality documents
  • identify and minimise the risk of common errors
  • 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.

Course audience

 The ideal course participant is a professional who:

  • writes and edit original texts
  • edits documents on behalf of colleagues
  • is a writer, editor, or contractor for any department or organisation
  • wants to develop your writing and editing skills.

Amazing training that you can put in to practice as soon as you leave the room!

Tam Moore, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

100% of program attendees agreed that Reviewing and Proofreading gave them skills they could immediately apply in their role.

2018 IPAA Victoria feedback surveys


Christine Misso

Christine Misso

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Staff of Organisation Members

  • Platinum member: $510
  • Gold member: $595
  • Silver member: $638
  • Silver (small) member: $680

Personal Members

  • Professional member: $595
  • Concession member: $595
  • Fellow: $595

Non member: $850

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Reviewing and Proofreading? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.