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Editing Skills for Leaders

Do some team members struggle to write professional documents? Does their writing jump around, include irrelevant or insufficient information, contain too many words or is it grammatically incorrect? Leaders need to edit documents before they leave the department and often end up re-writing it to meet looming deadlines. Some try tracking the changes hoping the team member will absorb their techniques, only to find the documents submitted still present the same issues.
This course will help leaders tackle the editing challenge while coaching the team member. It presents techniques to enhance the writing and ways to convey that to the team member to ensure skill acquisition. It provides a refresher component for contemporary effective business writing techniques along with how to manage the team member’s development.

Tailored Editing Skills training program – virtual or in-house delivery – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Adelaide – Perth – Hobart – Darwin – Canberra – all regional areas – Asia – and anywhere else


  • Two hours face-to-face or
  • One 2-hour live online workshop.


This program is suited for any leader who is required to edit other people’s written work.


Learn how to:

  • Conduct two sweeps for editing – content and wordsmithing
  • Encourage the team member to profile and think like the reader to identify appropriate content
  • Prepare and explain a diagrammatic tool to ensure relevant content and structure
  • Compose tight sentences which highlight the main points for the reader
  • Eliminate 20 -30 percent of wasted words in the document
  • Use formatting techniques to assist readability
  • Include key words to control the tone
  • Provide constructive and positive feedback to a team member
  • Manage the team member to meet deadlines and corrections.

Editing training delivered in-house at your premises or in an online virtual classroom

We deliver our training programs either through:

Editing Skills group training – using your documents

Where relevant, we will use your organisation’s internal formats, templates and style guide.

We will also use anonymised examples of participants’ writing in the workshop. With this material the facilitator:

  • Assesses their writing ability
  • Gains a thorough understanding of the written work they prepare
  • Extracts examples for use as training material within the program.

Contact us today to discuss how we can apply this to your organisation.


We’ll discuss your needs and create an editing skills course that perfectly suits the audience and the documents they proofread and edit. We’ll adjust this highly interactive workshop to the level of the participants. Ask us how we can tailor an editing and reviewing other people’s documents course to suit your needs:

  • call 1300 655 098
  • start a chat at the bottom of our page
  • send us a message.

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Do you have any questions about how to edit your team’s documents you’d like to ask? Do it here. One of our trainers will answer on the page and we’ll let you know by email when we post the response. We aim to come back to you within a few business days. If you need more urgent advice, try our chat at the bottom of the page.

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  • Hanan
    Posted at 17:29h, 30 June Reply

    What is the best way to give feedback to improve team members’ writing?