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Fixing Common Writing Errors (Online Course)

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First impressions matter.

How confident do you feel when writing emails, reports, or business letters? Do you worry that mistakes could undermine your credibility or your brand? Or maybe you're just curious about how words can fit together.

In this 3-hour workshop, you'll learn how to identify and correct some of the most common errors in grammar, punctuation, and word choice. We'll look at things like commas and comma splices, colons and semicolons, sentence fragments, pronoun reference, subject-verb agreement, parallel construction, and an assortment of commonly confused words.

Fiction writers will also benefit from this workshop. It's good to know the rules before you break them!

This workshop moves along at a steady pace. If you think this may be challenging, we recommend that you consider registering for the Fixing Common Writing Errors One-on-One instead.

Other than a pen and paper, no materials are required. Fixing Common Writing Errors is also available in a one-on-one format.

Course details

Winter 2023

Dates/Times: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 (1 class)
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Jan. 21, 2023
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 (1 class)
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Feb. 9, 2023
Price: $65 (+ HST)
Instructor: Shelley Egan

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About the instructor

Shelley Egan is a professional editor and proofreader. Before starting her own business, she edited Hansard transcripts and taught ESL. She has a BA in English, an MEd in administrative leadership, and a publishing certificate from Ryerson University, as well as credentials in applied linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages. She has studied grammar and editing through the University of British Columbia, Ryerson and Queen’s Universities, Editors Canada, and ACES: The Society for Editing.

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