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Writing Champions: Graceful Editing and Proofreading

November 14, 2019
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Serendipity Labs @ The Refinery
1213 W. Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28208

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.

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:

  • What are the Six C’s of good editing?
  • What are some tips, techniques and tactics for better proofreading?
  • What are our current proofreading practices, and how could they be improved?
  • How can I “gracefully” edit and proof my colleagues’ work?


Meet Jen:

Jennifer Hebblethwaite, Senior Vice President and Champion of All Things Grace, heads up Graceworks Atlanta office. From commercial real estate to coaching Atlanta’s finest Men in Blue at the Forest Park Police Department, Jennifer is an experienced corporate trainer. She’s spent 10 years as a Teaching Artist for a Tony Award-winning theatre and has taught everything from playwriting to MBA Leadership/Communication on an undergraduate and graduate level.

Jennifer is foremost a compassionate coach and trainer, but as our rogue academic, Jennifer also gets excited about things like semantics and semicolons. She leads our fun, interactive Gracewriting® program.

Finally, Jennifer is trained in Whole Brain® Thinking, which is designed to use every last brain cell. Jennifer’s teaching style is big and bold, and she can’t wait to help you help your readers!


  • The 75 minute presentation will begin promptly at 11:45am
  • Please arrive at 11:15am, grab lunch and network


Free parking in parking deck under building. Lunch will be provided.

BONUS Giveaway:

SMPS Charlotte will be giving away ONE FREE SERC 2020 registration (valued at $595!) at this event. You must be present and a current SMPS Charlotte Chapter member to win.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Turner at 704.644.4522 or [email protected]
Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations made 72-hours prior to the event will receive a refund. Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.


$45.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte Chapter
$55.00 after 11:15 am November 13

$45.00 Member Ticket - Other Chapter
$55.00 after 11:15 am November 13

$65.00 Non-Member Ticket
$75.00 after 11:15 am November 13