Mastering Mechanics: Proofreading, Punctuation and Grammar


Is it me or I? His and her or their? One space or two after periods? Professionals who can write clearly and correctly save themselves and their organizations time and effort from repeated proofreading reviews.

Small mistakes in writing can make significant negative impressions in the workplace and diminish your credibility. In this course, you will learn the standard rules for proper usage and grammar, including commas, colons, semicolons, parenthesis and commonly confused words like “effect” and “affect.” You and your fellow classmates will work in teams to apply what you learn in hands-on exercises and activities. Return to your job with greater confidence and ability when writing any document.

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Marketing and communications professionals, including social media managers
  • Front-line customer service professionals
  • Anyone responsible for writing, proofing or approving business and marketing communications
  • Anyone considering going back to school after a long break
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Proofread more effectively
  • Understand the correct use of punctuation marks
  • Identify the parts and structure of sentences
  • Discover how to get better results from your writing
  • Recognize the differences between commonly confused and misused words
  • Improve confidence when writing and proofreading
Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Business Acumen
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Business Acumen
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Communication
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Additional Information: 

Please bring at least three pages of text to class so that you can apply the grammar and punctuation lessons and practice new proofreading strategies.

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