|Last Date||30 05 2013 08:30|
Gauteng: PRISA Randburg
Experienced writers understand the importance of professional proofreading and quality editing. They also know the difficulty in detecting one’s own mistakes in texts. Frequently the difference between a good article that belongs in the top drawer and one that lands in an editor’s file 13 (recycle bin) is a few grammatical errors and spelling oversights.
Copy editing is one stage of a process through which value is added to written material before the final print. This process applies, to a greater or lesser degree, to all written material, such as books, magazine articles, film scripts, newsletters or even documents with limited distribution, such as in-house reports or business proposals.
Proofreading, on the other hand, refers to the final check to ensure that all changes that had been made and authorised during the editing process, have been effected correctly in the final proof
Come and learn from a highly experienced editor and proofreader what the finer tricks of the trade are and see the quality of your writing grow.
Outcomes for this workshop include:
Delegates will be equipped with the knowledge and the skills to:
About the Facilitator:
Peter van der Schyff is 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. Peter is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP) and 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.
In 2007 and 2008 he was Chief Judge of the PRISA PRISM Awards, Southern Africa’s most prestigious awards for excellence in public relations and communication projects. Peter was a former chairman of PRISA’s Gauteng Region and a member of the board of PRISA. He also served on PRISA’s professional Disciplinary Committee.
In May 2010 Peter received the PRISA President’s Award for his contributions to the public relations and communication profession in South Africa. Earlier, in 1997 Peter was recognised for his presentation skills when he was named Communicator of the Year by International Training in Communication (ITC).
Download the attached booking form and return to Ivonne Blom at
or fax to (011) 326-1259.