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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Writing Champions - Graceful Editing and Proofreading

The Army and Navy Club

901 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006


3:30 am - 6:00 am



Domain 4: Proposals

Domain 5: Promotional Activity

We read. We read a lot. We read emails, reports, proposals, journals, books and street signs. Heck, we even read the label on the back of the cereal box. How were all those words written? We spend a lot of time thinking about writers, but we spend very little time thinking about the behind-the-scenes champions of the writing process — editors and proofreaders.

What You'll Learn

How does proofreading differ from editing? Good question! Good editors are good proofreaders, but they have additional responsibilities, and we need both so our proposals go out the door without errors! In this fun and practical Graceworks workshop, we’ll ask and answer the following questions:

  1. What are the six C’s of good editing?
  2. What are some tips, techniques and tactics for better proofreading?
  3. What are our current proofreading practices, and how could they be improved?
  4. How can I “gracefully” edit and proof my colleagues’ work?
What It Costs

Capacity: 40

Registration deadline: April 16, 2018; walk-ins welcome

  • Member: $80
  • Board Member: $60
  • CPSM: $70
  • Student: $20
  • Non-Member: $100
  • Walk-in Member: $90
  • Walk-in Non-member: $110
Additional Details


  • Registration 7:30-8:00 am
  • Program 8:00-10:00 am

CEU credits: 2

Closest metro: Farragut West / Farragut North

Parking: In the building and next door

Questions: Susan Merrigan | 202.367.2554 |

Event Speakers

Jen Hebblethwaite

Champion of All Things Grace


Jen Hebblethwaite, Champion of All Things Grace, heads up Graceworks' Atlanta office. She is foremost a compassionate coach and trainer, but as our rogue academic, Jen also gets excited about things like semantics and semicolons. She heads up our Gracewriting® program and is trained in Whole Brain® Thinking, which is designed to use every last brain cell. Jen’s teaching style is big and bold, and she can’t wait to help you help your readers!