My question relates to the possibility of placing an adjective before a gerund if a sentence begins with the gerund.

For example, I'd like to prepare a list of my skills for a CV like 'Brief reading a text' (or the only option would be 'Reading a text briefly), 'Attentive proofreading' and so on.

Thanks in advance to native speakers for advice!

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It's certainly a possible thing in case the gerund functions as a noun, not participle in that phrase. Looks like you need to add a preposition for that after 'reading' to link both 'nouns':

Brief reading of a text.

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