After putting pen to paper (either literally or figuratively) comes the important task of editing: it’s a skill set related to, but different from, writing. Equipping ourselves to edit our own work, as well as the writing of others, is the foundation of this course. Participants will learn how to approach their own documents with “fresh eyes” and overcome the temptation to change (as opposed to edit) another person’s document. We’ll learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that inhibit a reader’s ability to understand what we’ve written, as well as look at samples of common business documents – both good and bad.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Other writing courses from the CALHR offerings or a good grasp of basic writing and grammar
This class is designed for supervisors or managers who edit the writing of others and any staff person or analyst who does a substantial amount of writing.