"Better Editing and Reviewing" Course Description

How much time and energy does your team devote to reviewing and editing? And how much of that time and energy is rewarded with improved documents? Too often, the review process isn’t standardized, which results in lots of wasted time, comments that aren’t useful, and no real improvement in documents. Our customized corporate workshop, “Better Editing and Reviewing,” teaches your team how to edit documents in less time and provide more useful comments that your writers can use. In addition, we can help your team develop a process, including templates and tools, that will streamline the review process and result in better documents.

This course, offered as either a one- or two-day customized, instructor-led workshop, focuses on  

  • Highlighting the differences between editing and proofreading
  • Editing for appropriate organization and conciseness
  • Editing for consistency
  • Editing according to standards of readability
  • Editing for flow
  • Providing useful feedback to writers
  • Strategies to save time in the review process
 Course Format
  • Brief lectures
  • Interactive discussion
  • In-class examples and exercises
  • Group breakout sessions after every major concept
  • Role-playing

The Hurley Write Difference

We customize all of our workshops using your team’s or organization’s writing examples. Our proven process will ensure that your team has the strategies to write effective documents.

Hurley Write ...
  • Instructors are experts—they have extensive backgrounds in professional writing and teaching

  • Uses your team’s documents to meet your specific objectives

  • Provides a team experience to ensure ongoing collaboration and learning

  • Provides ongoing support after the workshop to ensure concepts are applied in meaningful ways

Hurley Write Does NOT ...
  • Use “talking heads” as instructors who lack knowledge about writing

  • Use generic presentations that don’t apply to your key document needs

  • Use a cookie-cutter approach

  • Offer a “one-and-done” workshop with no follow-up

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