Proofreading techniques (SFE-218)


This workshop is intended for administrative personnel and is conducted in English. The Translation Bureau also offers a French-equivalent course, which focuses instead on proofreading French texts. To learn about this course conducted in French, consult Techniques de correction d’épreuves (SFE-118).


Language training for administrative personnel.


This practical workshop mainly focuses on basic proofreading techniques. Participants will learn to develop a critical eye and acquire an efficient and effective method for proofreading through practical exercises.

Course code: SFE-218

Open to

Employees in the Translation Bureau, other government departments and agencies and the private sector whose regular duties include writing and/or proofreading in English. This workshop is geared to administrative personnel and not to translators and terminologists.


Participants should be writing and/or proofreading in English as part of their regular duties.


This workshop is conducted in English.

Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • use recognized proofreaders’ symbols
  • exercise good judgment in their interventions
  • carry out necessary research effectively
  • Do practical exercises to learn how to use recommended proofreaders’ symbols
  • Practice proofreading techniques

One day.


Please consult the directory and schedule of Translation Bureau courses web page.

Number of participants

10 to 12

The Translation Bureau reserves the right to cancel the workshop if fewer than eight registrations are received.

Course fee

$345 (free of charge for Translation Bureau employees).

20% discount for members of a recognized professional association with proof of current membership (photocopy of membership card).


To register for this workshop, please consult the registration procedure and form for Translation Bureau courses web page.

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