Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Don't Read--Proofread!

    • Worksheet: Don't Read, Proofread! Proofreading Practice 1

    • Presentation: Proofread Rather Than Read

    • Presentation: Proofreading Practice 1

  • 3

    Using Proofreaders Marks

    • Worksheet: 25 Proofreader's Marks

    • Presentation, Using Proofreader's Marks

    • Solution: Proofreading Practice 1, With Proofreader's Marks

  • 4

    Proofread All Content

    • Worksheet: Proofread All Content, Word version

    • Worksheet: Proofread All Content, PDF

    • Tool, Proofreading Checklists

    • Presentation: Review All Content for Correctness and Consistency

    • Worksheet: Proofreading Practice 2

    • Presentation: Proofreading Practice 2

    • Worksheet: Proofreading Practice 3

    • Presentation: Proofreading Practice 3

  • 5

    Using Your Grammar and Spelling Checker

    • Worksheet: Using Your Grammar and Spelling Checker Efficiently

    • Presentation: How to Use Your Grammar and Spelling Checker Efficiently

  • 6

    Proofreading Practice 4: The Concert Program

    • Worksheet, Proofreading Practice 4

    • Presentation: Proofreading Practice 4

    • Solution, Proofreading Practice 4, With Proofreader's Marks

  • 7

    More Proofreading Best Practices

    • Presentation: More Proofreading Best Practices

    • Worksheet: Proofreading Best Practices

  • 8

    Proofreading Practice 5: Book Blurbs

    • Worksheet: Proofreading Practice 5

    • Presentation: Proofreading Practice 5

  • 9

    Proofreading Practice 6: Safety Article

    • Worksheet: Proofreading Practice 6, Final

    • Solution: Proofreading Practice 6, Final, With Proofreader's Marks

    • Presentation: Proofreading Practice 6, Final

  • 10

    Next Steps to Mastery

    • Presentation: Next Steps to Mastery

  • 11

    Student Satisfaction Survey

    • Student Satisfaction Survey

  • 12

    More Learning Resources

    • Article: Why and How to Create a Company Style Sheet

    • Article: FAQs on the Rules of Business Writing

    • Article: 13 Secrets of Professional Proofreaders

    • Article: 10 Places to Ignore Your Grammar and Spelling Checker

About the Instructor

Business Writing Expert

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston has helped thousands of employees and managers improve their business writing skills and confidence. In her corporate training career of more than 20 years, she has worked with executives, engineers, scientists, sales staff, and many other professionals, helping them get their messages across with clarity and tact. A gifted teacher, Lynn has led writing classes at more than 100 companies and organizations such as MasterCard, Microsoft, Boeing, Nintendo, REI, AARP, Ledcor, and Kaiser Permanente. Near her home in Seattle, Washington, she has taught managerial communications in the MBA programs of the University of Washington and UW Bothell. She has created a communications course, Business Writing That Builds Relationships, and provides the curriculum at no cost to college instructors. A recognized expert in business writing etiquette, Lynn has been quoted in "The Wall Street Journal," "The Atlantic," "Vanity Fair," and other media. Lynn sharpened her business writing skills at the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a master's degree in communication, and at Bradley University, with a bachelor's degree in English. She grew up in suburban Chicago, Illinois.