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Proofreading Intro | Training Course

Develop the proofreading skills needed to identify mistakes in your writing.
Learn how to spot and correct common spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

JOURNALISM EXPERTS | WRITING TRAINING | SMALL COURSE SIZES | LONDON LOCATION

  Course Dates Venue   Price  
Online £279 + VAT save £100
London Bridge £299 + VAT save £80
Online £329 + VAT save £50
London Bridge £379 + VAT
Online £379 + VAT
London Bridge £379 + VAT
Online £379 + VAT
London Bridge £379 + VAT

Proofreading Intro | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

Course Offering

Course Takeaways
Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Print vs online
  • Proofreader's marks
  • Common grammatical errors
  • Punctuation tips
  • Headlines and captions
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 308 reviews

Introduction

• Functions of a proofreader

• Approaches to proofreading

• How to read thoroughly and accurately

• Proofreading on paper and on screen

Proofreading and editing marks

• Understanding proofreader's marks and terminology

• Commonly used terms: ens, ems, points, picas

• Different types of proof

• The dangers of relying on grammar or spelling checkers

• Keeping a proofreading checklist

Spotting mistakes

• Dealing with tables and complicated pages

• How to read and correct page proofs

• Cutting and making lines

Punctuation

• Punctuation marks defined

• Common punctuation errors

• Deviating from the usual proofreading rules

• Spelling and punctuation tips

• Regularly misspelt words

Grammar

• Avoiding common errors

• Changes in current usage

Working with the author

• The role of tact

Avoiding the common pitfalls

• Misspelling headlines

• Wrong telephone numbers or email addresses

• Incorrect prices

• Misplaced headlines or captions

Practical proofreading exercises

Questions and answers

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"Approachable and knowledgeable trainer, great resources and a delicious lunch."
House Of Commons
6th September - Proofreading : Introduction

Latest Reviews



"Piers Ford was an amazing tutor, he detailed examples toward my place of work. He understood the 'in house style' and has left me feeling positive about areas I have previously struggled in and not had the confidence to ask about. I cannot recommend Piers enough, he was an absolute pleasure to learn from."
Judicial College
  • 21st April


"Lovely lunch as always. Very helpful staff and trainer."
Schroders
  • 11th October


"Friendly and welcoming. A really lovely back in-person experience."
House Of Lords
  • 15th September