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Editing for Impact

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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Dec 07 - Dec 08, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $649 G
Mar 08 - Mar 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $649 O
Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $649 O
Jun 07 - Jun 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $649 O
Sep 06 - Sep 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $649 O
Dec 05 - Dec 06, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Thu
Washington , DC $649 O
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Course overview

Gain the skills for revising your business documents to improve their clarity and accuracy. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 mandates that government documents be easily understood and well organized. Learn how to revise documents to give your main ideas greater power and emphasis. Become proficient at spotting and correcting common punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation errors, as well as frequently misused words.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competency:
DoD LDR CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Written Communication (Lead Self) N/A 12

Who should attend?

Everyone who needs to edit or review documents.

Learning outcomes

  • Use a step-by-step approach to editing
  • Gain confidence in your editorial decisions
  • Clarify and simplify your written documents
  • Recognize and correct the most common writing mistakes

Course outline

Syllabus -- Editing for Impact, EDIT7100D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of two


  • Definitions
  • Overview
  • Three Stages of Writing
  • Parallel Construction
  • Modifiers
  • Passive and Active Voice
  • Punctuation and Capitalization
  • Common Grammar Mistakes
  • Homonyms, Misspelling, and Confusing Word Pairs

Day two of two


  • Redundancy and Wordiness
  • Editing Exercises
  • Formatting
  • Sentence Length
  • Organization
  • Simplifying Word Choices
  • Recognizing Your Audience
  • Right Tone

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