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Fixing Common Writing Errors

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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!

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

Dates: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 (1 class)
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Offered online
Course fee: $65 (+ HST) *Save 15% if you register before Jan. 23, 2021*
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 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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