Grammatical errors and how to avoid them
Poor grammar undermines your credibility as a communications professional.
Whether you're producing online copy, drafting releases for journalists or creating material for a new project, you need to be sure that it's flawless.
If you're not sure whether to use a colon or a semicolon, can't see what's wrong with 'should of' and wouldn't know a split infinitive from a whole one, the Grammar Crammer is for you. Packed with hints, tips, examples and exercises, you'll learn the basic rules so you can understand - and avoid - the common grammar and proofreading mistakes.
How will I benefit?
You'll avoid embarrassing mistakes and typos. You'll find people take your writing more seriously. You'll be able to explain to others why you've corrected their work rather than just saying 'it looks wrong'.
You'll create a better impression of yourself and your company.
You'll gain new respect from journalists and editors (who take great pleasure in ridiculing poor grammar) and you'll feel more confident in your own writing abilities.
What will I learn?
- Understand and remember the basic rules of grammar
- Different parts of speech and why it's important to know them
- Common grammatical errors and how to avoid them
- The difference between proofreading and editing
- How to ensure your reader knows exactly what you mean
- Common problem words and how to use them correctly
- How to make your writing flow logically without ambiguity
- What makes a sentence a sentence
- How to turn long, complex sentences into short, simple ones
- The different punctuation marks and how to use them
- Writing in Plain English so that you are easily understood
Who should attend?
This course is perfect for anyone wanting to brush up their writing and proofreading skills.
What else do I need to know?
This course is a world away from the dry lessons you might remember from primary school. It's thoroughly immersive with interactive games, quizzes, exercises and examples so that everyone leaves knowing (and remembering) enough to impress even the most serious grammar pedant.
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What delegates say about The Grammar Crammer for Communications Professionals:
Very useful. Was really glad to be able to ask so many questions and also to be able to apply what we learnt to our everyday jobs.
Great session and I learnt more than I originally thought I would.
It was interactive and informative. There were no stupid questions and it didn't matter if you got the answer wrong.
Very useful. I feel much more confident with where to place a semi colon now.
The session was extremely useful. It clarified various uncertainties I have.
You were a lovely teacher. Thank you very much for the great session :)
Very useful. Became aware of so many mistakes I often make. Learnt so many new things!