1. What are the skills I’ve learnt this week?

This week we learnt how to proofread and how to use the ‘track and change’ system on Word.

2. What is the purpose of this skill set?

We learnt these new skills so that if we did to edit and proofread we are fully aware of how to do so. Plus by doing it on the Word system it means other’s can make changes to our work and we can be told so before we allow the change. By doing all of this it means our work can be at its highest standard.

3.  3 examples of skills needed:

  • Eye for details -you are aware of any small errors.
  • Organisation- under the time you have to proofread the work, you have to be well organised.
  • Understanding literature- to improve someone else work, you have to be able to understand all aspects of the literature.

4. How effectively have I carried out this skill set, thinking about the strengths and areas to improve?

I think I’ve done it very effectively because I was able to make some changes that helped improve my work. Such as the choice of words I can use to create a bigger effect on the reader.

5. What jobs in the industry would you apply these skills to? How relevant are the skills for you in getting a job?

You can get a job as a proofreader, journalist and an editor with the skills learnt. The skills to proofread are relevant because you are aware of to improve your work in a professional standard.

6. 2 things to improve and 2 strengths:

  • Improve:
  • Spelling
  • Syntax
  • Strengths:
  • Word Choice
  • Grammar