Lorraine Forrest-Turner

Getting to grips with grammar


If you’re not sure whether to use a colon or a semicolon, can’t see what’s wrong with ‘should of’ and wouldn’t know a split infinitive from a whole one, this grammar training course is for you.

Packed with hints, tips, examples and exercises you’ll learn the basic rules so you can understand – and avoid – the common grammar and proofreading mistakes.

How will I benefit?

You’ll avoid embarrassing mistakes and typos, and find people take your writing more seriously. You’ll be able to explain to others why you’ve corrected their work rather than just saying ‘it looks wrong’. You’ll create a better impression of yourself and your company. You’ll gain new respect from journalists and editors (who take great pleasure in ridiculing poor grammar) and you’ll feel more confident in your own writing abilities.

What will I learn?

Easy ways to understand and remember the basic rules of grammar

The different parts of speech and why it’s important to know them

Common grammatical errors and how to avoid them

The difference between proofreading and editing

How to ensure your reader knows exactly what you mean

Common problem words and how to use them correctly

How to make your writing flow logically without ambiguity

What makes a sentence a sentence

How to turn long, complex sentences into short, simple ones

The different punctuation marks and how to use them

How to write in Plain English so that your words are easily understood


Who should attend?

This course is perfect for anyone wanting to brush up their writing and proofreading skills.


What else do I need to know?

If you dreaded primary school, you’ll love this course. No-one is made to feel stupid, you mark your own tests and award yourself gold stars. The exercises are fun, the examples are amusing (“if your dog does a poo, put it in a bin”) and everyone leaves knowing at least one big word with which to impress the office know-it-all.


How do I book?

Fill in this form, send me an email or call me on 01628 481947.


Lorraine is a trainer for the PRCA
Lorraine is a trainer for the PRCA
Lorraine is a member of the Professional Copywriters' Network
Lorraine is a trainer for Big Fish Training