Copyright 2017

Proofreading and editingRegion: Gauteng
Venue: ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale, Randburg
Date: 2 – 3 August 2017
Time: 8:30 – 16:00
Registration: 08:00 to start promptly at 08:30
CPD Points: 15

Come and learn the finer tricks of proofreading and editing from a highly experienced editor and proof-reader and see the quality of your writing improve immediately.

It is vitally important to get the text correct if you want your media releases and reports published. Correct your own mistakes before a document leaves your office and ensure professionalism to increase your chances of getting your hard work rewarded. Frequently the difference between a good article that belongs in print and one that lands in an editor’s file 13 (recycle bin) is a few grammatical errors and spelling oversights that could have been prevented.

Copy editing is one stage of a process that adds value to written material before the final print. This process applies, to a greater or lesser degree, to all written material, such as media releases, marketing pamphlets, books, magazine articles, film scripts, newsletters or even documents with limited distribution, such as in-house reports or business proposals.

Proof reading, on the other hand, refers to the final checking to ensure that all changes that have been made and authorised during the copy editing process, have been effected correctly in the final proof.

Outcomes of the workshop

Delegates will be equipped with the knowledge and the skills to:

  • Correct the most common and typical South African writing errors.
  • Understand the concept of Readability Ease Testing and then gain the ‘know-how’ to apply it constructively.
  • Understand the different levels of editing.
  • Manage the editing process step by step.
  • Understand the responsibilities of the proof reader.
  • Use proof reading marks.

About our facilitator:

Peter van der SchyffPeter van der Schyff is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP) and an active member of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) where he has been lecturing on a part-time basis on all facets of corporate and media communication since 1987. He is also a freelance writer and communication specialist, managing his own public relations consultancy, Pringle-Scott Communication, in Johannesburg. He has established himself as an accomplished writer, proof reader and editor of English and Afrikaans texts with numerous clients.

He holds degrees in law, communication and industrial psychology as well as numerous awards such as Communicator of the Year from International Training in Communication (ITC) which he won for his presentation skills. He also obtained the PRISA President’s Award for his contributions to the public relations and communication profession in South Africa. He regularly sits on the panel of judges for the PRISA PRISM Awards, Southern Africa’s most prestigious awards for excellence in public relations and communication projects.

CPD Programme Fees 2017:
The PRISA CPD programme adheres to the criteria required by SAQA for a recognised professional body. The programme is put together following the Global Alliance best practice professional development framework. Services Seta SDL no 950721458
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Duration: 2 days
CPD Points: 15
*Early bird PRISA Member: R4490.00
Late PRISA member: R4710.00
*Early bird non member: R4970.00
Late non member: R5230.00
PRISA registered student: R2560.00
  • Accommodation NOT included in any of the fees
  • Fees subject to change

*Early bird: Book and pay before 3 July 2017.
Student and member fee rate/s only applicable if PRISA membership fees are paid in full at time of booking.

The PRISA CPD programme adheres to the criteria required by SAQA for a recognised professional body. The programme is put together following the Global Alliance best practice professional development framework.

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Contact: Portia Dhlamini at cpd@prisa.co.za or 011 326 1262

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Telephone: (011) 326 1262 / 011 326 1626
Fax: (011) 326 1259
Email: info@prisa.co.za

Address

ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale
PO Box 2825, Pinegowrie, 2123, Johannesburg, South Africa